Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf says he wishes to move away from Old Trafford on loan to help improve his chances of playing regular first-team football.

The Senegalese international has featured just once for United this season, away at Leeds United in the Carling Cup, and has seen any other first-team opportunities pass him by during his short stay at the club.

With the likes of Michael Owen and Dimitar Berbatov often failing to win a place on the bench for United, Diouf knows he must be patient in his fight to win a first-team place.


"It is not easy for me, but to be honest unless you are [Lionel] Messi or [Cristiano] Ronaldo you are not going to get in the attack of Manchester United," he said.

"Sometimes you have a winner of the Golden Ball [Owen] or last season's top scorer (Berbatov) not even on the bench, in the last game the striker substitutes were Rooney and Hernandez.

"I will keep on fighting and see, going on a loan to play regularly would benefit both parties."

Federico Macheda is another striker left out in the cold at United, with his first-team opportunities again limited to an appearance against Leeds.

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