Angelo Henriquez wants Manchester United opportunity

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Angelo Henriquez is desperate to return to Manchester United and make his first competitive appearance for the Red Devils after his loan spell with Dynamo Zagreb.

This is according to the 20-year-old’s father, Alfredo, who told Chilean newspaper La Tercera that his son is eager to succeed at Old Trafford.

"Angelo's idea is to return to Manchester and succeed there,” Alfredo commented. "He aims to be a part of the team that believed in him when he was younger.

"He feels super identified with the club."

Henriquez has scored a hugely impressive 13 goals in 14 appearances with Dynamo this season, including six goals in nine league matches.

His fine form will not have gone unnoticed by Louis van Gaal and other coaches at Manchester United who remain optimistic that Henriquez - a Chile international - has a promising future at Old Trafford.

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Henriquez was widely considered one of South America’s most exciting young forwards when the Red Devils signed him from Universidad de Chile in 2012 - the same year he made his debut for the Chilean national team at the age of 18.

However, the live-wire striker had struggled in Europe up until the start of this season. In 2013, he had a disappointing loan spell with Wigan Athletic - but was still part of the squad that won the FA Cup - while last tern he scored just six goals in 25 appearances for Real Zaragoza in the Spanish second division.

Dynamo have offered him another chance to showcase his talents, though, and the United starlet has repaid the Croatian champions’ faith in the form of goals.

Competition at Old Trafford

If Henriquez continues scoring goals at his current rate than Van Gaal will have no option but to seriously consider handing him a first-team place next season.

But he would face stiff competition from the likes of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and James Wilson. Radamel Falcao may also have signed a permanent deal with the Red Devils by then, while Javier Hernandez will be back at the club unless Real Madrid opt to sign the Mexico international following his loan spell at the Bernabeu.

In any case, Henriquez’s current form will encourage plenty of top clubs to step up their interest if Manchester United decide not to use him next season.

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