Timothy Fosu-Mensah is hoping for a big impact at Manchester United this season, despite seeing no action under Jose Mourinho thus far.
The versatile Dutchman is yet to make a single competitive squad under the Portuguese tactician in 2016/17 and it has been suggested his progress may stall at Old Trafford.
Fosu-Mensah burst onto the scene under Louis van Gaal towards the back end of last season and made 10 first-team appearances for the club.
But he believes he’s progressing well this season, even with his lack of action.
Fosu-Mensah Premier League stats 2015/16
‘I have not played much but I train with the first team and do everything with the first team,’ he told Fox Sports.
‘I want to fight myself into the base.
‘I talk to Jose Mourinho about my development, which is going well. Mourinho has faith in me.’
While he may not be getting much in the way of match experience, Fosu-Mensah revealed he is learning a lot in training after the arrival of new striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
‘It is a dream come true,’ he added.
‘Training with Zlatan is very special and you learn a lot.
‘After [training] you see how he takes free-kicks and how he finishes, then you see what a top player he is.
‘If you face him, you can also learn a lot from him. You are extra sharp as you train against him so you don’t look ridiculous.’