But the lure of first-team football is intense, especially after his experience on United's whistle-stop tour of Saudi Arabia.
"It was great," the Manchester-born forward declared. "The players and the coaches were all really welcoming. They helped me get through it all. The training was so quick, but it was a good experience.
"It was a shame that I missed the penalty, but I'm over that now. I hope I can be involved with the first team more often, which can only help me improve as a player."