'New Vieira' continues to make waves at Old Trafford

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As Manchester United set about winning the European Cup for the fourth time in their glittering history, the future stars of Old Trafford are already being bred to secure more high-profile silverware in the future.

One youngster currently earning his stripes in the famed youth system is Paul Pogba, a teenager FourFourTwo claims could be better than Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira.

The French midfielder seemingly has all the attributes to make his first team bow at Old Trafford next season; a languid stride, strong in the tackle, good in the air, a neat passer and an eye for goal.

The latter has been demonstrated to devastating effect this season for both the United under 18s and the Red Devils’ reserve side.

For the youth team, the 18-year-old fired in a quite stunning effort from the edge of the area against West Brom, before bettering that goal for the United second-string against their Portsmouth counterparts.

After the Pompey defenders failed to effectively clear a cross, Pogba latched onto the loose ball about 20 yeards from goal and curled an unstoppable right-footed striker over the helpless goalkeeper and just inside the left-hand post.

Not only was the goal enough to send his United teammates into raptures, but Old Trafford supremo Sir Alex Ferguson happened to be in the stands that night to cast a watchful eye over his prodigies.


As FourFourTwo points out, Pogba will have a further chance to impress the United boss by helping his side win the imminent FA Youth Cup final against Sheffield United – a competition the Frenchman has already played a starring role in.

With the likes of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes coming towards the end of their distinguished Old Trafford careers, Ferguson will be looking for the next crop of Academy graduates to turn themselves into the future United legends. And it looks like they might have found one in Pogba.

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