Mame Biram Diouf has claimed that Wigan are amongst several clubs who are interested in signing him on loan this January.

After an average loan spell at Blackburn last season, scoring 6 goals in 29 games, including a hattrick against Norwich in the League Cup and a goal against Arsenal, he is hoping to end the season well so he can get in United’s team next year.

“It is an option at the moment and a good one,” he said. “I want to go and play week in, week out and try to impress Sir Alex Ferguson. If I can finish the season strongly, I can challenge for a position next season like Danny has done this season. Wigan could be a key for me. I have done okay for Blackburn, but need to do well on my next loan. There are other teams interested as well.”