REGAN POOLE hopes Wembley glory with Newport will seal his Manchester United future.
The centre-half, 20, has been on loan since January and his Old Trafford contract runs out this summer.
Poole, who has impressed with Newport, said: “United have an option to take up an extension, but I’m not really too sure what their plan is for me.
“If they take it up then I will stay there, but if not I’ll move on. Everyone knows it’s hard at a big club so when my season is over I’ll find out.
“I’m enjoying my football with Newport, but I’ve spoken to United’s loan manager. He comes to watch all my games and gives reports back to United on how I’m doing.
“They are happy with how my loan is going. Hopefully it’s all positive for me there. Wembley will be a big stage and there will be a lot of people watching. Hopefully I can have a good game.
“I’m at United at the end of the day and I’d love to stay there as long as possible.”
I'M NO EXILE
Cardiff product Poole made his Newport debut at 16 in 2014.
His promising talent saw him snapped up by United, but he has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Red Devils.
He joined Northampton on a season-long loan in 2017 and although he has been a regular in United’s Under-21 side, the offer from Newport in January was too good to turn down.
Poole featured in their FA Cup battle with champions Manchester City and has gone on to help Mike Flynn’s side to Wembley.
He added: “When I saw United against PSG three or four of the young players were involved. That’s great.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to give the younger players a chance. I still speak to a fair few of the lads. I’m good friends with Scott McTominay.”
Poole admits he has already been targeted by a host of clubs and Peterborough are leading the way, but he could still stay at Newport and face Posh in League One.
Flynn’s men have won their last 12 games and Poole added: “It’s been a great season. Even though I only arrived in January it feels like I’ve been here all year.”
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