Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is still hopeful of retaining young midfielder Paul Pogba.

The 18-year-old was introduced for his Barclays Premier League debut in United's win over Stoke on Tuesday as Ferguson opted to give Pogba some valuable experience.

And Ferguson admitted he was impressed with his performance, telling the BBC: "Pogba did very well."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2012, All Rights Reserved.

Topics:
Stoke City
Football
Premier League
Alex
Manchester United