With the loan an unqualified success, he is on the right path to realising his ambition of patrolling the midfield regularly for United in the future.

“I think that’s ultimately the dream,” he admitted. “I’ve been at the club since seven or eight and the main focus is to be in the first team and do whatever takes to be with the first team.

“Like I’ve said, I’ll just keep working hard, keep my head down and have to see what is going to be best for my development. But, ultimately, my dream is to be with the first team and play for United.””