Manchester United starlet Ben Pearson is hopeful on breaking into the first-team at Old Trafford on the guidance of Louis van Gaal who loves to look forward with youth. Pearsono will no doubt be looking at the successful run of form in the first-team that Tyler Blackett has had, having played alongside him in the youth ranks at the club.
There are many followers of the youth teams, including @ManUnitedYouth and @ManUtdReserves of social media that think very highly of Ben Pearson and hopeful that he can break through the ranks into the first-team in due course.
Pearson could be exactly what United need over the season to step in from time to time and to take his chance, as a midfielder with an eye to attack, Louis van Gaal could bring out the best in the 19-year-old.
Speaking exclusively with the clubs official website, Pearson said:
“The manager has played a few youngsters already
“Tyler has been playing regularly and Reece James has played. A few of the lads were involved against MK Dons and, hopefully, all of us can come through.
“The manager has done it previously at Ajax and Barcelona and I hope he can do it here. There are a few young lads pushing for first-team places. It is all about getting an opportunity. There are always lads going up and training with the first team. You’ve just got to impress in those training sessions.
“I think I’m still a similar sort of player now to the one I have always been. I still need to get forward more and add a few goals but I’m more of a conductor. I am a bit more of a passer and a tackler who breaks up play and starts attacks off.”
“I have done it a few times and it’s good but a lot faster and there is a lot more pressure. It’s great playing with players you’ve watched as a kid and learning off them. Darren Fletcher is really good to us as he is always talking with the younger lads and helping out. But all the senior players are really good and do that.
“Hopefully, later down the line, I can go out on loan but I’m not sure about this season. It would have to be a bit later but it might be decided I should go out there and experience playing with a first team.
“I’m not sure if I’m ready yet. You’ve just got to throw yourself into it and see what happens. I do feel I need a few more games this season to get up to full speed as there have been gaps between the Under-21 matches.
“I need to get a run of games to get fully in tune.”