Manchester United loanee Will Keane has revealed he keeps in touch with Under-21 manager Warren Joyce as he still hopes to return to Old Trafford once his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday ends.
The 22-year-old striker moved to Stuart Gray's side during the January transfer window after failing to convince United manager Louis van Gaal that he deserved a first-team role – with James Wilson, Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao also competing for the attacking positions.
But Keane has since seized his opportunities in the Championship side to become a regular for Gray while scoring three goals.
Even though his twin brother Mike was forced to move to Burnley on a permanent basis due to a lack of first-team opportunities at United, Keane still dreams of a future at Old Trafford.
"My aim is to hopefully come back to United and be involved in the set-up there. That's what I set out to do. At the moment, I'm here until the end of the season and want to give everything here. Hopefully, I can keep playing well and scoring goals and then reassess the situation at the end of the season," the forward said.
"My aim is to get in the Premier League, hopefully with United, and I'll have to see how the squad is at the end of the season, speak to the manager and take it from there."
With Falcao's future at Old Trafford uncertain, Keane has revealed Joyce is still monitoring his development ahead a potential return to United.
He said: "By playing well here [for Sheffield Wednesday], it will help me get recognised. I keep in touch and speak to Warren [Joyce] quite regularly. He's very keen to keep an eye on the games, which is good, and I speak to him after them. He gives me tips on what I can do better and these general chats help me. It's good to know they [the United coaches] are watching."
The forward made his senior debut in December 2011 during a 3-2 defeat to Blackburn under Sir Alex Ferguson but his development was hindered after he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury while playing for the England Under-19s in 2012.
After spending last season on loan at Wigan and Queens Park Rangers, Keane made the US tour with Van Gaal's squad and now is enjoying his time at Sheffield Wednesday.
"I've enjoyed it very much so far," the striker said of his loan spell at Hillsborough. "It's been good experience for me as, up to now, I've been playing in every game, which has been pleasing. It's the reason I came here - to get games under my belt.
"I think maybe this is a bit more like reality [here] because you get caught in a little bubble at United. Only a certain number of clubs have those facilities and you can take it for granted a bit at times. It's a different experience and something I've taken to. I've got to enjoy the challenge."