Wigan Loan Appeals to Diouf

  • By: Giscard Gourizro
  • Last Updated: January 5 2012, 11:34 GMT

United fringe role not enough for Senegalese striker

Mame Biram Diouf: Could leave on loan

Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf claims to have the opportunity to join Wigan on loan among other interested clubs.

The 24-year-old wants to play on a regular basis, but has made just three appearances this season and all of his outings have come in the Carling Cup.

Diouf's chances are limited at United given the competition for places with Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Danny Welbeck and, when he returns to fitness, Michael Owen.

Welbeck proved the benefits of loan moves after enjoying a successful time at Sunderland last season and Diouf hopes to follow that lead with a possible switch to Premier League strugglers Wigan.

"It is an option at the moment and a good one. I want to go and play week in, week out and try to impress Sir Alex Fergusson," the Senegal international, who has already been loaned to former club Molde and Blackburn since joining United in 2009, told skysports.com.

"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."

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez had been interested in Diouf's United team-mate, Federico Macheda, before the Italian was loaned to Queens Park Rangers.