Former Manchester United reserve team coach Warren Joyce explains about various players who emerged into the first at the club.
Warren Joyce returns to Old Trafford this weekend as the manager of Wigan Athletic. Ahead of the FA Cup tie, former Man Utd reserve team coach says Pogba always wanted to be the best. He also mentioned about some of the other players namely Adnan Januzaj and Federico Macheda.
While talking to James Ducker, Joyce says that Pogba set himself a standard to achieve and wanted to the best. “He always wanted to be the best player in the world,” Joyce said. “He set his standards to try and do that. I had a go at him a couple of times because he never tackled. But he’s always had that inner drive to want to do that.”
“Can he achieve it? That depends on him, really,” Joyce adds. “On whether he keeps having them stupid haircuts, and is involved in too many gimmicks off the field.”
“It’s up to him, what he does. That’s me being critical of him because you can’t remember Scholes and Ryan Giggs doing very much of that.”
Warren Joyce left Manchester United reserves team and joined Wigan as the manager in the start of this season. Since then Nicky Butt has been appointed as interim manager for the Manchester United reserves.
Joyce also opened up about other players who he coached and later moved to the first team. “The frustrating thing is seeing ones like Adnan Januzaj, James Wilson or Federico Macheda get up to that level and stop doing the work they did to get to that level,” said Warren Joyce.
“Not play the games, not train as hard, sit in Jacuzzis and not do the same weights and sessions they did to get there. Those are the frustrating ones for me, because that could be avoided.”
“If you can get up to that level when you’re young, you need to continue to work hard. You hope they become intelligent enough that they’re self-managing. Look at the Leicester team that won the league last season.”
“There were five players that were in United’s reserves. If you add Jeff Schlupp, who came on trial for three months, trained with us and says openly that it changed him around, that’s a big group.”
Manchester United will play Wigan in the FA Cup fixture on 29th January and Joyce will be arriving at Old Trafford as an opponent manager for the first time.