Tomorrow evening, in front of 12,000 supporters at the City Stadium in Podgorica, he hopes to win his ninth England cap in this vital World Cup qualifier against Montenegro.
"In my early games I would get nervous and it was the same with United because I just wanted to impress, but now it's excitement more than anything. I've played in some big games like Galatasaray away and you can't get a much better atmosphere than that.
"I'm getting experience of these games away from home in hostile places. I've had a good run in the senior side and the manager has shown a lot of faith in me."