Omari keen to keep learning

Monday 07 August 2023 07:00

Omari Forson says the past few weeks have been richly rewarding for him, with the young forward learning plenty while away with Erik ten Hag’s first-team squad.

Forson was involved in five of United's eight pre-season games and travelled with the rest of the first-team squad to the United States for Tour 2023.

The 19-year-old impressed while playing the full 90 minutes in our 1-1 draw with Athletic Club in Dublin and it's clear to see that he's keen to continue his footballing education with the club.

“I’ve learned so much – good habits on and off the pitch – and I’ve really enjoyed my time since the start of pre-season,” the 19-year-old told MUTV.

“There’s a lot to learn – you’ve got to keep learning. The learning never stops, especially because I’m young.”

Forson enjoying first-team opportunities Video

Forson enjoying first-team opportunities

Omari Forson played the full game against Athletic Club and says pre-season has been a valuable learning experience…

The London-born forward, who joined the Reds’ Academy in 2019, has been blown away by the team’s passionate support through the recent run of games – be it in Norway, Scotland, the US, or Ireland this weekend.

“It’s crazy, something I haven’t experienced before. It’s been a really good experience going over to these countries,” he said.

Sunday’s meeting with Athletic Club ended 1-1 thanks to Facundo Pellistri’s late equaliser, a goal that was the least the Reds deserved, Forson insisted.

“I enjoyed the game, I thought we dominated them throughout,” he added. “The goal was always going to come and we were really happy to get the equaliser. It was a really good finish – I thought [Pellistri] was going to go with his head so that was a hard finish. He did really well.”

Looking ahead to the big Premier League kick-off, Forson hopes his pre-season form will lead to further opportunities in the season ahead, while acting as inspiration for other youngsters within our youth set-up.

“At United, you’ll be given opportunities, and that’s important, definitely. But I can’t get complacent, I’ll keep pushing and hopefully opportunities will come.”


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