United starlet hints at Old Trafford exit

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Manchester United youngster Joshua King has revealed he's happy to stay at Old Trafford for now, but hinted he wants to play regular first-team football.

The Norwegian international made his Norway debut last month after coming through the academy at United but he is yet to make a first-team Premier League appearance.

And the Manchester United striker is hopeful that he remains at Old Trafford past the January transfer window, but he does want more minutes on the pitch.

Speaking to Norwegian newspaper VG, and quoted on talkSPORT, King said: "I do not want to waste energy to comment on these things.

"I prefer to work. Currently, I am a Manchester United player and I hope to remain so even after January, but I need to play at a high level."

King has spent time on loan at Preston North End and Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach. The 20-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City, scoring one Championship goal in 18 appearances.

Manchester United forward King has represented Norway at every age level from under-15 to under-21, before making his debut for the full national team against Iceland in last month's World Cup qualifiers.

Manchester United have lost several of their top academy talents over the past two seasons, and are likely to be reluctant to lose another. Former-United starlet Ravel Morrison left for West Ham after struggling with disciplinary problems while Paul Pogba joined Serie 'A' champions Juventus.

But King is yet to make an impression on the Manchester United first-team squad, and unless he breaks through soon, a move away from Old Trafford could be his best bet for first team football.

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