David Brooks is eager to get back playing in the Premier League.
Although the right winger says he hopes it will be with Bournemouth, Brooks has decided to go public and make it very clear that he is seeking a route back into the top flight.
The 23-year-old feels he has more to give in the Premier League.
Speaking to The Echo he said: “I think being in the Premier League — I had a full season and then got injured. From my point of view, it was cut a bit short for myself.
“I was disappointed I couldn’t really factor in last year, so I am desperate to get back in the Premier League and hopefully it’s with Bournemouth.
“Everyone wants to be playing at the big, nice stadiums and on the big occasions hopefully, when the crowds are back in.
“We are all working towards that and, with the squad we’ve got, we’ve got a really good chance.”
Currently managed by Jason Tindall, Bournemouth are unbeaten in their first nine games this season and Brooks shares the view this is just a sign of things to come.
The winger added: “I think if you asked any of the squad where we will be at the end of the year — I genuinely ely believe we will be going up and we will be in and around those on for two automatic spaces.
“I think the confidence is good. I think we are playing some nice stuff at times but we have to get used to, maybe, grinding out results and a bit more physical play.
“I think we will be right up there.”
The Wales international was previously linked with a move to United, as per Manchester Evening News, but a deal never materialised.
His injury last season probably ruined any chance he had of joining United — because had he been fit and had a productive season with the Cherries, perhaps Solskjaer would have pursued him as an alternative to Jadon Sancho who remained at Borussia Dortmund after a tiresome transfer saga.
United signed two young wingers instead – but no-one of Sancho’s pedigree.