McNair "confident" he can impress Mourinho as he looks for chance at Manchester United

The defender is confident that he can impress the new United manager during pre-season as he looks to play a part in the manager's plans next season

McNair "confident" he can impress Mourinho as he looks for chance at Manchester United
McNair is keen to impress Mourinho (Picture source: Getty Images)

Manchester United defender Paddy McNair is confident that he will play a part in Jose Mourinho's plans for the new season and is looking to show what he can do in pre-season.

McNair looking to impress Mourinho

McNair travelled with the squad for the game against Wigan Athletic but didn't play, having recently returned from holiday after playing at Euro 2016 with Northern Ireland where he played very well.

McNair is probably the forgotten man at United after not featuring much last season but he was keen to stress that he is hopeful of convincing Mourinho that he should remain at United.

McNair looking to play more next season under Mourinho | Photo: Getty
McNair looking to play more next season under Mourinho | Photo: Getty

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, the Northern Irish man said "it's a new challenge for me and one I'm really looking forward to" in terms of trying to show Mourinho that he is good enough to be part of his squad.

McNair continued to say that he is "confident" that he can "show the manager" what he is all about and he will get a chance to on United's pre-season tour of China.

McNair wants to show what he's made of in pre-season

The defender went on to say "I believe in my ability" and that he hopes that Mourinho "likes what he sees and gives me a chance" which is what every player that is in the squad hopes will happen. 

McNair says that he will be "working hard in training during pre-season" in order to catch the manager's eye and he feels that if he gets a chance to play in any of the games it will be a "good opportunity for me to show what I'm made of."

Last season McNair made just four starts for United which showed that he really wasn't in the plans then but he will be hoping that he can convince the new manager he can be a big player for the team.

The problem that McNair faces though is that there are already so many midfielders in the squad and with the reported arrival of Paul Pogba, McNair has his work cut out in order to play many games for the first team.