Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj has called on manager David Moyes to resist sending him out on loan this season with the Belgian confident of making a first team impact.
After receiving his first chance with the senior side in Sir Alex Ferguson's last match in charge of the club last season, Januzaj has been handed the opportunity to go on the side's pre-season tour to the Far East.
A product of the Anderlecht youth academy who made the move to United in 2011, Januzaj has been touted for a loan away from the club next season to gather more first-team experience.
But the Belgian believes that he can do that by staying under Moyes' watchful eye and insists he will be capable of joining the United first team next season if he works hard enough.
"My target for the season is to try and get some games for the first team," Januzaj said, according to ESPN. "I have not spoken to the manager about it yet but I would prefer to do that rather than go out on loan.
"That is what I came here for. Everyone wants to play for Manchester United."
While Januzaj took time to settle at Old Trafford after making the move from his native Belgium, the teen has shown dedication and enthusiasm that has put him ahead of the pack and at the forefront of Moyes's thinking going into the new season.
He has been touted as yet another Belgian with the potential to succeed in the Premier League, following a long line of national teammates including the likes of Eden Hazard, Jan Vertgonhen and Christian Benteke.
While there have been concerns over his physical development, all the coaching staff at United have spoken highly of the playmaker and reserve team coach Warren Joyce said last season: "He's grown up a certain way and I think he has had a tremendous education over in Belgium. He's come over here with good technique and is desperate to be a footballer as well so he's got a lot of things going for him."
And with a place currently available in central midfield, with Paul Scholes having confirmed his retirement, Januzaj could be handed a chance by Moyes this season.