Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Paul Pogba could step in for the unfortunate Darren Fletcher.

Ferguson also revealed United have an option on Pogba's contract, meaning he can't leave on a Bosman in June.

He said: "Young [Paul] Pogba is an option. He's progressing very well. It's one of these situations - unless there is a player we've been interested in for a while appears and you can get him, then there isn't much point in bringing an individual in because it gives you another player.

"Pogba is a possibility. He's a big strong lad, a good athlete. He's improving and developing well."