Ritchie De Laet, who has joined Preston on loan, has claimed he’s hoping increased first team opportunities will help develop.

Preston, who are managed by Sir Alex Ferguson’s son Darren, are currently struggling at the bottom of the Championship.

“I want some games. I am not getting them at United at the moment and so the best thing for me is to go out on loan, get some games and help Preston,” he said. “Hopefully, Preston will be able to help me as well going forward.”

De Laet has already spent time in Sheffield United’s first team, which he thinks puts him in a good position at Preston.

“It was a good experience,” he continued. “It was the first time that I went out on loan to a Championship club. I know how it is in the Championship now so hopefully I can help myself and help Preston.”