Highly-rated Ander Herrera has admitted he is looking to fight for his place at Manchester United.
The Spanish midfielder initially impressed for United after signing from Athletic Bilbao for £28m in the summer but he has been on the sidelines in recent weeks after picking up a rib injury.
However, the 25-year-old wants to earn his place in Van Gaal’s side.
As quoted on the MUTV website, he said: “Of course I want to play as does every player, but I am at Manchester United where there are a lot of good players.
“I am a lucky guy to be here and I have to see these moments as a challenge for me.”