Man Utd youngster Hoogewerf claims club has devised plan for first-team debut

Manchester United youngster Dillon Hoogewerf claims the club devised a plan for his first-team debut when he put pen to paper with the club.

Hoogewerf, 17, joined the Red Devils last summer in a move from Ajax.

He has featured mostly in United's 18 side, scoring six goals in 16 games in all competitions, whilst he has also scored once in three Premier League 2 appearances.

The young forward has been featured as one of the Dutch stars of the future and given an interview with Voetbal International in which he discusses overcoming a tough transition to life in English football.

He says he is now eyeing a first-team debut "as quickly as possible" as he declared the club devised a plan when they signed him to fast-track him into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

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“I want to [make my] debut as quickly as possible," he declared.

"That is why I went there. Manchester United came up with a good plan and the intention to make me debut at an early age."

Discussing his transition to life at Old Trafford having left Ajax, Hoogewerf explained: “In England it is more conditional and more physical.

"Defending is not my strength. If I can fight there and do what I did in the Netherlands, then I think I can handle any competition.

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“Especially the matches are really tough. It’s different than in the Netherlands.

"If you play against a club from the second league there, you can still expect a lot. If you play against NAC Breda here, it is likely that you will win.”

The likes of Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood have successfully made their breakthrough into the Manchester United first-team this season.

A host of youngsters also featured in their final Europa League group game away at Astana with a number of talented academy prospects looking to pass through the production line into Solskjaer's plans.

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