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Man Utd boss Ferguson: If I do not play Pogba, he will leave

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says 18 year-old Frenchman Paul Pogba will get his chance this season.

Pogba replaced Paul Scholes in the Reds legend's testimonial against New York Cosmos and is in the manager's thoughts ahead of the new season.

"We've got Darren Fletcher to come back," Ferguson told "Michael Carrick, who tends to develop more around November/December. And we've got a young boy Pogba who's showing great promise for us. He came on in a couple of games in terms of progress with the youth team, we're quite positive about him.

"I mean if we hold Pogba back, what's going to happen? He's going to leave. You know, in a couple of years' time when his contract is going to finish. So we have to give him the opportunity to see how he can do in the first-team and he's got great ability, plus he's got the physique and athleticism.

"He is a possibility so, when you take that roll call of players you know, I'm certainly not looking to add anybody. I've been saying that for weeks, but you've all been writing differently, you've all been writing about how I'm going to buy this one, I'm going to buy that one but we've said nothing, I'm carrying on with business."

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