Pogba heaps praise on the progress of young players at Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has heaped praise on the younger players at the Red Devils, who are aiming to establish themselves with the senior squad. The Red Devils have relied on a number of club graduates under the guidance of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the likes of Scott McTominay, Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams have stood out during the current campaign.

Speaking to MUTV, Pogba said that the players coming through the academy have the chance to impress for the senior side, who have had bad luck with injuries during the first half of the season, he told: "I've said to a lot of the young players who have been with the first team: 'Guys, you don't know how lucky you are.' Unfortunately for us, we've had a lot of injured players and it's therefore a big chance for the young players to be involved with the first team.

"They have the chance to do well and stay there. So, I said to them: 'Take this luck and take this opportunity because it's important until the other players come back fit.' You never know, there could be an injured player and a young player comes in and plays a great game and they stay with the first team until the end of their career...”

United have experienced a mixed league campaign by their high standards but they have received picked up momentum with big wins over Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. Still, they have struggled against the mid-table teams and that was the case over the weekend where they settled for a disappointing 1-1 draw versus Everton.

Mason Greenwood has recently been the gamechanger for United with three goals and one assist from the past two games and the teenager could be afforded with starting opportunities in the league hereafter. United, who are four points adrift of the Champions League places, have a midweek League Cup quarter-final against Colchester United at home.