Angelo Henriquez has returned to Manchester United with renewed hope and determination, having gained invaluable experience during his fruitful loan spell at Real Zaragoza last season.
The 20-year-old joined the Reds from Universidad de Chile in 2012 and spent part of his first season with Wigan Athletic. He then joined up with Paco Herrera’s Zaragoza in the 13/14 campaign, when he scored six goals in 25 first-team appearances.
It proved to be a beneficial period, which he now hopes to harness at Old Trafford. “I did enjoy it,” Henriquez told ManUtd.com earlier this month. “In the first half of the season, I played a lot of games but the second half was hard because I got injured. I got sick, so I didn’t play as many games as I had wished.
“But it was good,” Angelo continued. “I played many games and scored some goals. It was good for me. The experience was important because I wasn’t playing here, so I went to Spain and played a lot of games and gathered some experience.”
Henriquez has now returned to the Aon Training Complex for pre-season training and wishes to catch the eye of new United manager Louis van Gaal, once the Dutchman returns from this summer's pre-season tour of America.
“Obviously, I always enjoy being here at United,” Angelo said. “I now hope to have a good pre-season and get a chance in the first team, but I have to work hard and do my best.