Davide Petrucci still holds an ambition to play for the Manchester United first team.
The talented 22-year-old midfielder is yet to make a senior appearance for the Red Devils, and has only gained experience on loan at Peterborough United and Royal Antwerp.
His spell with the Posh only lasted three games due to injury, and his stint in Belgium was cut short in January after Red Devils boss David Moyes recalled the youngster.
Despite not being in the first team picture, Petrucci is still hopeful that an opportunity will come his way at Old Trafford, and that he’ll take his chance if Moyes points his way.
“Obviously it's still a dream for me to play here. I've never really had the chance. I hope one day that I am given a chance to show if I can do something or not,” he told the official Manchester United website.
“I think if you are given an opportunity to show what you can do, it's down to you. Many young players have a chance and some take it while some don't. I never really had one. I hope one day that I do get it.”
Petrucci isn’t foolish enough to think that he will walk into the Manchester United team though, and admits another loan spell away from the Premier League champions could be on the cards.
“It's always good to be back here but, for me, I am at an age where another loan would be good and a move somewhere else to play first-team football. For the moment, I'm here and will see what happens next,” he concluded.
No longer one of the youngest players on the books, time must surely be running out for the former Italian youth international to make his mark for the club joining from Roma in 2008.