Manchester United starlet Paddy McNair has revealed that he has been very impressed at his sudden rise from the academy into the first team, according to reports from the Daily Star.
The 19-year-old was called upon by manager Louis van Gaal early in the campaign due to a number of defensive injuries.
He impressed the manager with his performances and has now picked up 14 appearances for the Red Devils this season.
McNair admitted that he never thought he will get so many senior appearances so early in his career, before adding that he is now focussed on improving even more.
“I played there in pre-season for the Reserves against Southport and I didn’t think I’d come back with 14 appearances for United under my belt,” he said.
“So I’m very happy.
“He has helped me a lot. I just think I need to improve on everything because the standard is so high to maintain a place at Manchester United.”
The youngster is also on the verge of making his international debut for the Northern Ireland international team following his fine displays at Old Trafford.
In addition to that, he was earlier offered a new contract to remain with United up until 2017, and was also given the option of extending the deal further.