"I hope to be ready to challenge for an England place next time they play," he declared. "Wes Brown played at right back in the last game and I say 'well done' to him, because he has been playing well for United.
"But in my mind if I play to my best when I get back there is no reason why I can't win a place back.
"It will be a challenge and that makes it all the better as far as I am concerned. I like a challenge and it is not good to be complacent when you are only 19 years old.
"There is Glen Johnson in the mix also and I wish him luck, too, because he is a very good player but hopefully I will get back in there and City and the fans can be proud of me."