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.