Wolves signing Gibson targets Man Utd return

Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson hopes a bright spell on-loan at Wolves will earn him a breakthrough at Old Trafford when he returns in January.

Gibson told the Wolves website: "The gaffer (Sir Alex Ferguson) obviously knows what he's doing and he knows where to send his players. The likes of David Beckham went to Preston, did well and got his place in the Manchester United team and that is what I'm aspiring to.

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"If I do well here up to Christmas - and it could be all season - then I can go back and really challenge for a place.

"Originally the plans was that we'd (United's young professionals) play Carling Cup games but that's finished for us so there is no chance.

"With that being the case I'd much rather be here battling for a place week in, week out than playing reserve team football.

"My gaffer and Mick McCarthy agreed three months to start off with and if things are going well and both are agreed then it can be for the full season."

Gibson added: "The youth system at Manchester United is very good - you can't help but learn. But even the step up from reserve team training to first team training is a big one.

"But I've been in with the first teamers for a year now and I think I've got great experience from playing alongside the likes of Giggs and Scholes - and even Ronaldo when he came in.

"I have been at United since I was 15 and when I started I was a bit nervous but you soon get over it. You can't afford to be star-struck. They're just normal people and they all help you out."

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