There is a similar desire when he considers his future with United.
Currently, this brilliant Argentina international is a little over three months into a two-year loan move that could result in an expensive bill for the American owners of the English champions: not much change from £35million.
"I am so happy to be at Manchester United," he says.
"It is a magnificent football club, a grand club. I feel lucky to have this opportunity. I really do not want to miss this chance and I can say now that I want to stay in Manchester for all of my career. Or most of my career, at least.
"I must improve on my game for this to happen and to keep working and learning."