Manchester United forward Tom Lawrence has been speaking about his hopes for the new season.
The 20-year-old made his senior debut back in May, when Ryan Giggs picked him to start the Premier League match against Hull City at Old Trafford.
And while it may have been fellow debutant James Wilson who stole the show with a brace in a 3-1 win, Lawrence did not look out of place.
After beginning the new season with United’s reserves, Lawrence has been speaking to MUTV about his hopes for the new campaign and the recent under-21 victory over their Norwich City counterparts.
“It was a great experience,” the Welshman said of his United debut. “Hopefully, I can get some more. I just want to do as well as I can and push for a first-team spot if I can.”
Lawrence spent much of last season on loan at Yeovil Town and Carlisle United, and it will be interesting to see what the new campaign has in store for him.
He is at an age when he will want regular first-team football. But having run-out at Old Trafford that is not an experience he will want to turn his back on, with possible chances in the cup competitions his most likely route into Louis van Gaal’s short-term plans.
But whatever happens, Lawrence is saying the right things after scoring his side’s opening goal in their 3-0 win over Norwich.
“Warren (Joyce) asked me to go up front and, whatever the manager asks, you do it.”
Surely that will be music to both Joyce and van Gaal’s ears.