Albion transfer target Jesse Lingard is aiming for a first team breakthrough at Manchester United under new manager Louis van Gaal.

Lingard played the second half as United beat Roma 3-2 in Denver at the weekend on their US tour.

Lingard said: "We knew about the manager's track record before he came to the club and how he promotes youth.

"You've got to wait for your chance but make sure you take it when you get it. All the youngsters have been doing well and most have had a run-out so we're all looking to progress from there.

"My ambitions are just to do my best and break into the first team. I hope I can play some games in the cup competitions and in the league as well."

The Argus revealed earlier this month Albuion want Lingard back on a season-long loan after the versatile England under 21 international striker scored four goals in 17 games at the end of last season.

Lingard, who was also borrowed by Birmingham, said: "I learnt so much from the loan spells last season. Playing in front of big crowds every week was great for my confidence and I was starting every game too against tough opposition.

"I think it'll hopefully stand me in good stead for this season."