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Paddy McNair backed to have a big future at Manchester United

by Richard Laverty

New Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo hasn’t had an easy nor a settled start to life at Manchester United.

After a comfortable debut against Queens Park Rangers, Rojo was part of a United side that was beaten 5-3 by Leicester City.

But after Rojo was moved to his more favoured centre-back position against West Ham and Everton, the Argentine defender couldn’t have imagined he’d be lining up alongside 19-year old Patrick McNair, a defender promoted from the reserve team after injuries decimated the defence.

Speaking to MUTV, Rojo praised both McNair and fellow young defender Tyler Blackett who played in every game for United this season until his red card at Leicester.

“It’s never good to have too many injuries, but this is a big club and there is a lot of depth and quality in the squad,” he said.

“I’m happy playing alongside all the different guys because I’m very comfortable with all of them. I’ve played with Paddy and he is a player with a big future. Tyler has impressed too. But I just love being on the pitch and I really don’t mind who I play with.”

Injuries to Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Phil Jones meant Blackett has played alongside various partners this season but his suspension meant McNair had to be fast-tracked in alongside Rojo, the only defender yet to succumb to the injury crisis housing itself inside Old Trafford.

McNair has exceeded the expectations of everybody so far in his first two appearances for the club and he’ll be brimming with confidence ahead of what could be his third consecutive start in the upcoming game against West Brom.

If he can now keep his feet on the ground and knuckle down, the footballing world is his oyster.

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