Paul Pogba is a highly-promising young French midfielder who possesses a broad range of qualities required to dominate the midfield.
He is powerful, skilful, creative, has stamina, vision to pick out key passes, an eye for goal and a penchant for the spectacular.
Pogba joined the Reds from his previous club, French Ligue 2 outfit Le Havre, in a much-commented-on move, completing his transfer on 6 October 2009.
He made his debut for United's Under-18s in a 2-1 defeat to Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road on 10 October 2009. Although on the losing side, it was an eye-catching first
outing in a Reds shirt, and his performances have only improved since then. In 19 starts for the U18s, he scored seven goals in his first season.
The teenager hails from Lagny Sur Marne on the outskirts of Paris and has been a regular for France at various levels of youth international football.
In February 2011, he was handed the no.42 shirt ahead of United's FA Cup clash against Crawley Town as a reward for some mature displays for the reserves and academy team.
Although not getting off the bench, it was a tantalising glimpse of the big time for the leggy youngster who was a key figure in the