Diouf Keen on Loan Move

  • By: Giscard Gourizro
  • Last Updated: October 18 2011, 12:21 BST

Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf thinks a loan move could be the best option for him this season.

Mame Biram Diouf: Open to loan switch

The Senegal international spent last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers, before returning to Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson is understood to rate the 23-year-old highly, but with a plethora of outstanding attacking options - he is on the periphery of the first-team picture.

Diouf has been limited to Carling Cup performances so far this season and he knows he cannot demand a place in the team with the players ahead of him.

"It is not easy for me, but to be honest unless you are Messi or Ronaldo you are not going to get in the attack of Manchester United," he told skysports.com.

"Sometimes you have a winner of the Golden Ball (Owen) or last season's top scorer (Berbatov) not even on the bench, in the last game the striker substitutes were: Rooney and Hernandez.

"I will keep on fighting and see, going on a loan to play regularly would benefit both parties."

A host of Championship clubs are thought to be keen on landing him on loan.