Donald Love knows Manchester United could go out and spend another £300m this summer but still holds the aspiration of becoming a regular for the team.
Love, 21, made his Man United debut this season amid an injury crisis but has since gone back out of the side following the return of players.
Despite that, Love’s ambitions haven’t changed and he insists he won’t be influenced with how United act in the transfer market.
“This summer they could go out and spend another £300million and there’s nothing I could do about that,” Love said.
“I’m just going to try and keep pushing until the end of the season and try to become a Manchester United player.”
Is Love good enough to be a United player in the long-term? The jury is still out on that but it’s good to hear of his desire because not everybody has that attitude, so the value of that can’t be underestimated.
But attitude can only get a player so far. Look at Carl Jenkinson’s Arsenal career for proof of that. For me, Love is more likely to end up as a Paddy McNair than a Guillermo Varela in terms of how much game time he’s going to get but that reality probably won’t change his approach.
As our youngsters have shown this year, the academy is still producing excellent players who just need an opportunity to show themselves in the first-team. While Love might not make it, there will be plenty more behind him who are desperate for a chance and I hope that never changes.