United starlet targets further opportunities

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Paul Pogba is hoping for further opportunities to prove himself this season, after Sir Alex Ferguson told the young midfielder he would not be leaving Manchester United on loan.

The 18-year-old made his debut for United against Leeds in the Carling Cup last month, coming on as a second-half substitute for Ryan Giggs.

And, now, the Frenchman is targeting even further opportunities after his an initial taste of first-team action.

"I was nervous but so happy to be among players like Carrick, Berbatov and Owen," he told the French Football Federation website about his debut.

"It was a nice taste of the first team and made me want even more."


Against Leeds, Pogba was able to show glimpses of the potential he has promised since joining the club from Le Havre in 2009 and, hence, has been a loan target for a number of Npower Championship clubs.

But Ferguson was not interested in letting Pogba leave Old Trafford, which has given the starlet added confidence that he might play a further part in the senior side this term.

"A possible loan to a Championship club was discussed early in the season, but Sir Alex said he did not want me to leave," he added.

"That makes me want to prove he was right in trusting me. I am proud of what I'm doing. I'm getting closer to the first team and I hope to progress further this season."

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