Rolando Aarons ‘I’m No One Yet – My Job Is To Make Manager’s Decision Difficult As Possible’
Nineteen year old Rolando Aarons appears to have an old head on young shoulders as he appears determined to keep his feet on the ground, despite starring in Newcastle’s pre-season schedule.
The winger made the first and scored the second as United regained pride and belief with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Schalke on Sunday afternoon.
Aarons described himself as ‘No one yet’ as he stated that his only aim is to keep his head down and work hard, in the belief that this will then help him to make the manager’s decision as difficult as possible.
Needless to say, his outlook is something that a few other of our past young ‘stars’ could have done with buying into.
Alan Pardew showed a great reluctance to give any younger players any Premier League action last season, despite much of the second half of the season played out with no chance of United being relegated or getting close to Europe.
Whether the manager will show a greater leap of faith this coming season is awaited with interest.
Speaking to NUFC TV, Rolando Aarons said;
“Hoping to get involved in a first team game this season, make an impact, which I think I did today.
“I just thought I’m going to take the ball up the field and then I saw a chance one on one, then I beat him and put a cross in that luckily Manu (Riviere) with great movement saw him get a flick and it went in.
“The second goal, I saw the keeper off his line and thought I’ll go for it….(big smiles and laughs)…I don’t care, it didn’t hit anybody so I’m taking it as my goal.
“Before every game I pray to not be injured and just to go out and to be guided to a good performance.
“Because I worked so hard off season, I was expecting myself to be pushing for the first team, so I’m surprised….but I’m happy with what I did off season – it gave me the opportunity to do what I’m doing here.
“It is up to the manager in the end but I’m going to try and make his decision as difficult as possible, it’s my job really.
“I’m no one yet, it is just pre-season and I haven’t done anything in big games, so I’m just going to keep my head down and work hard.”
To see Aarons’ goal against Schalke go [intlink id=”45715″ type=”post”]HERE[/intlink] and for his run and cross for Riviere’s opener visit [intlink id=”45705″ type=”post”]HERE.[/intlink]
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