Giuseppe Rossi has been recalled by Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Italy Under 21 striker will end his loan spell at Newcastle at the weekend and has spoken to Ferguson about his chances of making a breakthrough at Old Trafford.
Rossi has never got a run of starts whilst at St James' Park but Ferguson now intends to use him in the New Year as United push for the Premiership crown.
"I'm looking forward to going back to Old Trafford," 19-year-old Rossi told The Mirror. "I've spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson and I hope there will be opportunities for me to play when I go back.
"That's my main priority now, that's all I'm thinking about. He has said he wants to have a big squad of players in the second half of the season and there might be an opportunity for me to show what I can do.
"It's a great time to be going back to Manchester United because we're challenging for the title and in the latter stages of the Champions League. Obviously I'd love to be involved in that.
"I'd have liked to have played more games at Newcastle, which has been a little frustrating. But in life, you take something from every experience, whether they are good or bad.
"I've enjoyed myself. I've had a few games under my belt, but it was only ever about coming here and taking that experience back with me to Manchester United. That was the purpose of the move.
"I'll always have fond memories of the Newcastle fans, they are so passionate and whenever we have gone away they have followed us in their thousands. But I'm not thinking of coming back, I'm only thinking about Manchester United."