Saidy Janko explains why he has to prove himself to Manchester United

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Saidy Janko is using his loan deal with Bolton to earn a new contract with Manchester United.

19-year-old Janko made his debut for Championship side Wanderers on Tuesday evening, scoring a long-range strike in a 3-1 win over Fulham.

Having moved to the Macron Stadium on transfer deadline day, signing until the end of the season, Janko has told the Bolton News that he is hoping for an impressive loan spell to earn a new contract at Old Trafford.

The midfielder’s current contract expires at the end of this campaign, and with the talent in the United ranks at this moment in time, a future in Red looks unlikely. The Swiss youth international only signed for the club at the start of last season, and was named Reserve Player of the Year during his first season at United.

He made his one and only appearance for the Red Devils at the start of this campaign, starting the 4-0 League Cup loss to League One MK Dons in August. Likely due to that performance, Janko has failed to turn out another time for Louis van Gaal’s squad, and his loan with Bolton represents a chance to get his career back on track.

With first-team opportunities hard to come by at Old Trafford, Janko made the correct decision to leave for the Championship, and he has told the Bolton News that he wants to earn a new United contract out of his loan with the Trotters.

The youngster said: “My contract is over in the summer and then we’ll see; the doors are open. I want to prove myself here at Bolton and then maybe I can show United I can get another contract there.”

However, Janko admitted that it is not only United that he wants to prove himself to, as he looks to show himself that he can cut it in professional football.

“Not only to United, to myself as well,” Janko added. “It’s a very different game. It’s a lot quicker, a lot more physical, and obviously you have to be more focused with the stadium and 15,000 supporters. It is different.

“This is a great opportunity for me to play regular football.”

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