David Jones has pleaded with Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson to give him a chance next season.
The young midfielder spent much of last season on-loan at Preston and later, Dutch outfit NEC Nijmegen, impressing in both spells.
NEC are keen for him to return to Holland next season but 21-year-old Jones has his sights on breaking in to Ferguson's side, having garnered first team experience last year.
United are almost certain to add to their midfield ranks in the summer, with Roy Keane yet to be adequately replaced, but Jones feels the answer to the club's Achilles heel could be found closer to home.
''I know the club are probably going to bring in at least one new midfielder,'' Jones told the club's official website.
''But being at United has always meant that you're going to be up against very good players anyway.
"I'm dying to get a chance. It's been the season that I go out on loan that suddenly a lot of spaces open up in the midfield. I guess it just wasn't meant to be for me last season.
"In the previous season there was too many midfielders, there was a massive queue.
''This year the opportunities might have been there, but you just realise you can't do anything about it."