- May 6, 2010
Indy Boonen fell last week to the youth of Manchester United, but is already known as a gifted talent. Voetbalkrant.com spoke with the young attacking midfielder about his ambitious plans for the future.
Because ambition, the young Limburger sure. "I hope next season to make my debut with the first team. Preferably in the Premier League , of course, but a match in the League Cup would already be very beautiful," said Boonen.
"I have faith in it." At United also everybody knows him. "At United knows every coach all of you. They are all well connected with each other and give feedback on. They are very hard working youth, you can feel it."
In the preseason he was allowed to exercise even a taste of the first team. "I learned a lot, it was special to be on the field with them. This season mik me a few games with the U21, further I just want to do my thing in the U18."
His schedule resembles that of a football player in our first class, although the first team. "We live like pros, we train in the morning, in the afternoon, the rest mainly to then go to the gym. School is only on Monday morning."
ls young player from Belgium to United draw, it is not easy. "The first two months it was difficult because my English was not good enough. Since this is better, I also perform stronger. If I compare it with others, I've quickly changed", the young attacking midfielder stated.
He even threw itself on one of the pranksters of the locker room. "Sometimes I'm kidding, yes. I usually speak or one or another English word wrong, making everyone laughing anyway."
"Maybe one of the best finishers in the group. He's a wide player, not a traditional winger really, but someone who likes to get in the box. He's really good off both feet and not bad in the air; a really instinctive finisher. He's a bubbly character as well and one who, I think, has got a fair bit of physical development to come. If he keeps his head down, he can go in the right direction in the next couple of years."
Disappointing news. He was under used at reserve level unless he suffered with injuries.
I don't think he was progressing all that well tbh. Still only young but the fact that he is going to a Belgian club suggests he hadn't developed.
I think the likes of Greenwood and Chong have perhaps moved ahead of Buffonge in terms of the talents coming through but Buffonge still performs well for the youth teams so there is a chance for him to come through.Yeah I think that's fair bud. One of those players perhaps who looked great as a youngster but hasn't developed as we'd hope. How are Buffonage and Gomes coming along
Yeah agreed, I’ve always liked Buffonge but I think he will eventually move on, would be a shame but there are a few youngsters ahead of him that look more the part.Again both still young. My gut feeling in buffonge won't make it at United. Gomes I think has a much better chance but he would have to be patient as I seem him as a bit of a late developer I have high hopes for chong, o Connor, garner, Greenwood and laird. I see a couple of those possibly developing before Angel.