Regan Poole will be delighted with how his Manchester United’s U21s full debut went with their 1-0 win over Man City.
Playing in the defensive midfield role, this was Poole’s first appearance for Man United’s senior side due to long complications over his international clearance.
One thing I noticed straight away about Poole in the game is his sheer physicality – he looked to be bigger and stronger than pretty much everyone else around him.
That always bodes well for a youngster his age as it gives him more chances to train and impress. Regardless of how he played, Poole would simply have been delighted to finally make his first appearance for United having had to wait so long.
However, let’s not get carried away with ourselves. After all, the kid has only just made his debut after over six months of waiting. What will be interesting now is to see whether Warren Joyce decide to use him regularly or not.