Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard has every intention of battling for a first team role under Louis van Gaal this season.

Lingard, 22, impressed the Dutchman on the club's pre-season tour last summer but an injury on the opening day of the 2014-15 season prevented him from making the inroads he would have hoped for after that start.

After making his recovery, the England Under-21 international enjoyed a spell on loan with Derby County in the Championship and is once again part of United's pre-season tour.

With Angel di Maria, Juan Mata, Ashley Young, Memphis Depay, Adnan Januzaj and Andreas Pereira all vying for attacking roles, Lingard appreciates he must do all he can with the opportunities he has to avoid leaving the club on another loan.

He told Press Association Sport: "The manager has not said anything to me at the moment regarding my future. I am looking to stay for the first couple of months and see what it is like," ESPN report.

"Obviously I would like to stay for the rest of the season, this is my club. This is where I want to stay."

Lingard will have helped his chances of doing just that by providing an assist for Pereira in the 3-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes on 21 July.

The goal came from the right wing and Lingard is hopeful that is where he can continue to impress his manager in time for the new season.

"The manager has been playing me off the right this time, and he said he would like to get two players for each position [this season]. The tour has been really good at the moment. I was on loan last year so it is good to be back with all the lads and the backroom staff."