Spanish left-back Alvaro Fernandez wants to stay at Manchester United this summer and fight for his place.
Championship side Preston North End are reported to be keen on signing the young Spaniard on loan.
Fernandez was named the club’s Young Player of the Year at the end of his spell on loan at Preston last season.
The 20-year-old has featured in three of United’s opening four pre-season friendlies so far and is ready to fight for his place at Old Trafford.
“Hopefully I can stay in the United first team,” Fernandez told Spanish media outlet AS. “If it doesn’t happen and I have to go out on loan, then keep working hard and keep growing. I am 20 years old and what I want is to play. But if it can be at United, much better.
“I have been called [by] great Championship teams. And Preston wanted to continue counting on me. But in case of going out on loan, I would say that the time has come to go to a top league. Not to say directly the Premier League or La Liga.”