The 21-year-old has set his sights on becoming Roy Hodgson's pick in the national set-up.
He told The Mirror: "I would love to think I could be England's centre-half. That's my target.
"It's hard to break into the team as a centre-half at United, with Ferdinand and Vidic playing so well.
"They're well ahead of me in terms of experience. But I have said all along that I enjoy playing at centre-back.
"I'd like to think I can squeeze myself back into the England squad. I have to keep performing well for United and see where that takes me.
"But I love putting the shirt on and playing for my country. There's no better honour."