How does the set-up here compare to that at Crewe?
It’s completely different. Everything is so much bigger and there are so many more people who work here. Everything has just grown in size.
What’s the biggest difference you’ve noticed?
Just the vast size of the place and also the intensity of the training is completely different. You see the players on TV and you think to yourself I wish I could play with them and do what they do and to now be part of that and see what the players do in training every day is amazing.
What training have you done so far?
I went straight into working with the first team on some possession work and we’ve done the ‘boxes’ as well although I got nutmegged on my first day! Scholesy is the best player at boxes by a country mile. He’s an unbelievable trainer. It’s amazing to see how everyone wants to win at this club even in training. That’s great for me because it’ll help me push on. It was much more relaxed at Crewe and you felt in a comfort zone there, but now I’m here I know I have to work hard every day and be at my best. Having that challenge will only help me progress.
How was your first meeting with Sir Alex?
[Laughs] It was a bit daunting, but he’s a really nice person and he was one of the main reasons why I wanted to come here. He told me things are in my own hands in terms of how I do and how far I can go here and he told me I’d get my chance if I proved myself. I hope I can do that.