United keen youngsters not to repeat Pogba’s mistakes as they tie Mengi
Manchester United learned from letting Paul Pogba leave only to pay a huge fee to lure him back to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have so far tied down three important youngsters to a long-term contract. In 36 days, United has seen Shola Shoretire, Hannibal Mejbri, and Anthony Elanga sign new contracts.
With youngster Tendi Mengi signing a new contract too, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has bumped elbows with the fourth Manchester United teenager.
Teenage Elanga spoke back in October, placing his trust in the club’s youngster and youth project. He pointed on the likes of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
“You look at the likes of Mason and Rashy there is a pathway there,” Elanga said in October.
“Obviously, we’ve got a manager in Ole trusting the youngsters, so there’s a pathway there, and I’ve just got to keep working hard,” he stated.
“I always grew up watching United, and when I’d seen that I got scouted, I was like, ‘Woah, it’s an opportunity I can’t say no to’,” he added.
“My mum and dad always said, just stay focused and don’t let success get to your head if that makes sense. Don’t get complacent.
“Always look to improve, always look to ask coaches for help, ask them how you’re doing. Watch over your clips, analyze your games, analyze your training. You can always get better and better. Never get complacent and just stay humble,” he continued.
“He was tough – and still is,” Elanga stressed.
“After games, he’ll tell me what I’ve done well and what I can improve on, which is good. You need something like that to keep you going because you can’t just relax on one game. You can always get better and better. It is an inspiration to have him around,” he revealed.
United maintained their stand on keeping their academy live since the al days. While the rise of academy players breaking becoming rampant at United, the teenagers are inspired and poisoned to follow on their predecessor’s footprints.