Manchester United's Ben Pearson speaks following loan move

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Ben Pearson is looking ahead to his loan spell away from Manchester United.

Manchester United midfielder Ben Pearson has been speaking following his loan move to Barnsley.

The 20-year-old is highly-rated at Old Trafford, his style of play reminiscent to that of Paul Scholes and his talent previously seeing him crowned the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year.

Pearson is a central midfield with a wonderful eye for a pass and an uncanny likeness to Scholes in his ability to shield the ball from the opposition, turning out of trouble time and time again.

Some United fans had tipped Pearson to get his first-team chance at Old Trafford this season but they will have to wait a little longer for that, following the news that he will spend the next month with the League One side.

In quotes published by the Star, Pearson said, “All young players just need a chance to show what they’ve got.

“You never know, this could be the stepping stone for my future. Hopefully it’ll be good for my game and I’ll do well.”

Identifying his main attribute as “getting stuck in”, Pearson could well use this loan move as a springboard for future success.

After all, he has talent in abundance and while United’s midfield is currently full of quality players, Pearson will know this move could catch the attention of Louis van Gaal, who is never afraid to give youth a chance.

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