Josh Doughty likened to Dimitar Berbatov by Canadian coach Rob Gale

Josh Doughty likened to Dimitar Berbatov by Canadian coach Rob Gale

Canadian youngster Josh Doughty has opened up about life at Manchester United to CTV News.

Doughty joined the Reds in November of last year and is now eligible for the U21s side in a campaign where he will be keen to kick-start his Man United career.

The striker represents Canada at U20s level and recently spoke about being a United player while on international duty.

Doughty said: “It was a dream come true. It’s what I expected. It’s really high-level, challenges you every day. It’s a great place to learn.”

The youngster explained what it was like to be a young player at United and the opportunities you get training alongside some of the best players in the world.

He added: “You start to get used to it, but at the beginning I was thinking ‘Oh my God.’ You’re in close proximity with all these great players and you can just learn off them, playing with and against them so it’s great.”

Although Doughty’s parents are English, Canada are hoping to have him represent the country of his birth. U20s coach Rob Gale likened the forward to someone United fans will be very familiar with.

“He’s almost in that Berbatov mould. In close control, tight quarters, (he) works the ball very nicely.” Gale said.

These are exciting times for both Doughty and United. Having played for the Real Salt Lake academy in his earlier days, Doughty now has a huge chance to further improve his ability and there are not many better places to do so than at United.

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