Paddy McNair has played 14 games for Manchester United this season after making his debut under Louis van Gaal. The youngster is surprised by how quickly he has become a part of the first team squad but says it won’t really sink in until the end of the season.

I don’t think I will really realise how good a season I have had until the end of the season when I look back at it, but so far I’m very happy. Am I surprised at how quickly things have gone this year? Yeah a little bit. Sometimes you just need a bit of luck to get your chance. But I was confident that once I got my chance I could take it.

McNair has revealed that Darren Fletcher gave him lots of help and advice when he first joined the squad.

Darren really helped me a lot and I have to thank him a lot for that. When I first broke into the team he gave me a lot of advice and really did help me settle in. When you come through at Manchester United, it is such a big club with so much pressure on you. Darren was in the same position I’m in now at one stage so he would often come up to me before games and have a word to make sure my head was on right. Darren is a great player and I’m very happy to see him back playing regularly with West Brom.




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