Photos: Manchester United defender Regan Poole trains with senior team

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United’s summer signing Regan Poole trained with the first-team today under Louis van Gaal‘s watch ahead of Wednesday night’s game against CSKA Moscow.

The 17-year-old defender was signed from Newport County in the summer but is yet to make his debut for the U18s as he is waiting for international clearance.

However, he won’t care about any of those delays because he was included in first-team training today and he’ll be over the moon at van Gaal giving him that opportunity at such an early stage.

Even if Poole doesn’t train with the first-team at any point for the rest of this season, he’ll remember today and that will make a big difference to his confidence.

In terms of a management technique to inspire a youngster, it doesn’t come much better than training with the first-team and it’s always fantastic to see new young players being given their chances.

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