Tom Lawrence
Tom Lawrence Reuters

Manchester United youngster Tom Lawrence hopes he can make an impression on new manager Louis van Gaal when he makes a debut for Wales against the Netherlands in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old forward who impressed on-loan at Carlisle United and Yeovil, made his senior team debut for the Red Devils in their final home game of the season against Hull City under Ryan Giggs.

Lawrence's form for United has earned him a call for his national side, where he could make his senior debut for Wales against Netherlands. With the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager taking the reins at Old Trafford after ending the World Cup campaign with the Dutch national side, the forward is keen to impress.

"If I play it could be an early chance to catch his eye which will be great but I'm sure he'll be concentrating on the World Cup," Sky Sports quoted Lawrence as saying.

"If you had said to me a year ago I would be hoping to play for Wales against Holland in Amsterdam I probably wouldn't have believed you, but that's the way this season's been for me, it's been unbelievable."

"Making my debut for Manchester United was a dream come true and now the chance to play for Wales is fantastic."

"It's a bit ahead of schedule; the plan was to continue to develop with the Under-21s with United and Wales but when the chance comes you want to catch the eye."

"It's good just being around the squad and obviously a game like this is massive and great experience.

"But it would be good to have more than just a feel of being in the squad, I want to play games and make my mark and I feel I can do that."

Giggs will be Van Gaal's assistant next season after announcing his retirement as a player in May. Lawrence went on to heap praise on his compatriot's influence and is hoping to repay the trust shown by United's legend on the youngster.

"He's a great influence, it's good that he's still going to be there at United as he obviously believes in me because he gave me my debut. Hopefully I can repay him and United by showing him my talents and how good I can be," the Welsh winger said.

"Ryan's a great inspiration because you look up to the best players and Giggs is definitely one of those, having made so many appearances and achieved so much on every level. Hopefully I can have a little bit of that myself, which would be nice," Lawrence concluded.