Regan Poole has reflected on his memorable debut campaign at Manchester United, insisting that it was an incredible experience to make his debut for the club.
Poole, signed from Newport County last year, made his first appearance under Louis van Gaal for Man United in the Europa League clash against FC Midtjylland. Having had to wait six months for his international clearance to go through, Poole’s had some very accelerated progress since then.
The Welshman seems to have settled in to life at Old Trafford and he offered his thoughts on his debut.
“It was an incredible experience. I was on the bench before then in the away match against Midtjylland and then at Shrewsbury in the FA Cup,” Poole said.
“For me to make my debut for Manchester United, though, is just incredible. It’s not a bad achievement at 17!”
Poole, now 18, has a bright future ahead of him. He is one of a number of talented youngsters at United, with the likes of Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Marcus Rashford and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson also making waves in the first team.
And Jose Mourinho seems to be focused on adding more youth to the ranks, with Breel Embolo and Adam Ounas, both 19, linked with moves to Old Trafford.
United have built themselves on giving young players a chance and it is good to see the club and Mourinho continuing those traditions. Poole may have to wait for his chance next season but he will no doubt grab it with both hands.