Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Paul Pogba will feature in tonight’s game against Leeds.

The 18-year-old has impressed for the Reserves since joining United from Le Havre in 2009. The French club kicked up a big stink about his departure and given the way he has come on at United, it’s no surprise.

“He’s got a slight injury, it’s not too bad, though,” said Ferguson. “So he wasn’t available for Sunday but he should be able to play on Tuesday and I intend to play him against Leeds United.”

What is most interesting about this statement is the suggestion that Pogba might have been in the squad for Chelsea if not for the injury.

Burnley made approach to sign the teenager on loan but United rejected the approach.

“It’s more difficult to loan a boy of 18 who’s come from France,” he continued. “We prefer to keep him with us until we find he’s mature enough to possibly go on loan. Maybe next year that could be an option but we’re definitely expecting him this season to stay with Manchester United.”

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