Contract Rebel Warns – “I Want To Play With The First Team”

By on December 19, 2011

Manchester United contract rebel Paul Pogba has said he wants regular first team football at Old Trafford.

The 18-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has so far refused to commit his future to the Red Devils. Sir Alex Ferguson has made it clear he wants Pogba to remain at United and fight for his place in the first team.

The French midfielder has attracted interest from rivals Man City and Arsenal, and reports last week suggested Inter Milan were due to open talks with the player next month about taking him to Italy.

Pogba has made just three appearances for Man Utd this season, all in the Carling Cup, and the youngster has admitted now he’s had a feel for first team action, he is keen to ‘taste’ it on a more regular basis.

“It’s very good [here],” he told the club’s official website. “I’m getting in the first team and I enjoy it a lot. I have to carry on and try to play more games.

“[My debut at] Leeds was a great feeling. I played away, in a derby as well, and came on for Ryan Giggs. I thought: ‘Okay, now is a good chance to prove myself and to show them what I can do’. We won that game and it was a very good feeling.

“I told myself I’ve just tasted it, now I want to eat it – I want all the cake now! I want to play, work hard and do my best to get in the first-team squad.

“I think you grow up a lot at United. I came from France. I’m here and I know what I want to do. I just want to be a first-team player, a great player here and that’s it. I want to play with the first team.”



  1. gB

    December 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Thats hardly a warning. I would of thought Pogba coming out and saying he likes it at United would of put stop to people twisting his words into something else.

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