Manchester United midfielder Oliver Norwood says his goal is still to make the first team under Sir Alex Ferguson, after the 20-year-old was sent to Scunthorpe on loan yesterday.

Scunthorpe confirmed that Norwood would move to the League One side for five months, but the youngster insists he will keep working towards featuring at Old Trafford.


“To make it in the Manchester United first team, it has always been my dream. It is every kid’s dream,” Norwood said.

“Realistically, will it happen? I am not sure but I’d like to give it my best shot, come here, get the games, do the best I can and see where that takes me.

“I have been in the Reserves now for two full seasons - this would have been my third - and I think it is getting a bit easy for me because we are playing against the same teams every year. You are not really challenging yourself."

Norwood came through Manchester United’s youth system, and Ferguson is well known for sending younger players out on loan before bringing them back to give them a shot at the first team.

This season, Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley are prime examples of Ferguson’s transfer tactics, and Norwood will be hoping to follow in their footsteps and make his mark on United.

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