Leon Bailey
Bailey has reportedly been scouted by United this season. Getty

Genk starlet Leon Bailey insists Manchester United would have guarantee him a regular first-team role to lure him to Old Trafford.

Bailey, 19, is swiftly garnering a reputation as one of the brightest young talents in Belgian football. He recently made the shortlist of the 2016 Golden Boy award, alongside the likes of Marcus Rashford, Real Madrid midfielder Asensio and eventual winner Renato Sanches of Bayern Munich.

The Jamaican-born winger has reportedly been scouted by United this season and is eager to one day fulfil his dream of playing in the Premier League. However, he will not rush into any move even if it is United who come calling, insisting ensuring he continues to play consistently remains a priority.

"I've always dreamt of the Premier League," Bailey said, in an interview with HLN Sport. "But if, let's say, Manchester United can't guarantee me minutes, I will stay at Genk.

"The important thing is that in the near future there a lot of games to come. This is essential for me because I have to take more steps. I've already made a lot of progress.

"When I go, where I go? That is a matter for my management. From the moment that there is something concrete, we'll sit down at the table."

United have not spent during the January transfer window since bringing Juan Mata to the club in 2014, with Victor Valdes arriving a year later as a free agent.

The club spent close to £150m during the summer window, but former defender Phil Neville expects the club to bring in as many as three new faces in the New Year.

"I think you can tell by the way Jose is speaking that he still thinks there's a lot more to come from this team," Neville said.

"I still think they're missing a central defender. I think in January there will be two or three players bought by the club."