Tom Lawrence wants to impress Van Gaal during international friendly
Manchester United forward Tom Lawrence is hoping he can impress Louis van Gaal during Wales’ international friendly fixture against Holland on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old will make his debut for his national side after having an impressive run with the Red Devils’ U21 side during the 2013-14 season. His form saw Ryan Giggs hand him a start during his final game of his professional career during United’s 3-1 victory over Hull City at Old Trafford.
Lawrence is excited about making a debut for Wales and is hoping his performance could attract the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager.
“If you had said to me a year ago I would be hoping to play for Wales against Holland in Amsterdam I probably wouldn’t have believed you, but that’s the way this season’s been for me, it’s been unbelievable.”
“Making my debut for Manchester United was a dream come true and now the chance to play for Wales is fantastic. It’s a bit ahead of schedule; the plan was to continue to develop with the Under-21s with United and Wales but when the chance comes you want to catch the eye.”
“It’s good just being around the squad and obviously a game like this is massive and great experience. But it would be good to have more than just a feel of being in the squad, I want to play games and make my mark and I feel I can do that,” he concluded.
Van Gaal has a huge reputation of promoting young talents during his previous spells at his former clubs. The Dutchman could hand a place for Lawrence and James Wilson a place in the first team next season.