Kieran set for Utd talks
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kieran Richardson has reiterated his desire to forge a career at Manchester United.Kieran Richardson has reiterated his desire to forge a career at Manchester United after helping West Brom stay in The Premiership.
The midfielder spent the second half of the season on loan at The Hawthorns in order to accrue first team experience.
He responded to the challenge by scoring three goals, including one in the final day win over Portsmouth, in 12 appearances for The Baggies.
But Richardson will return to Old Trafford determined to prove to United boss Sir Alex Ferguson that he warrants a more prominent role with the FA Cup finalists.
Though West Brom want to take the 20-year-old on loan for next season, Richardson would prefer to fight for his place with The Red Devils.
Richardson will meet with Ferguson and his number two Carlos Queiroz on Tuesday for discussions regarding next season.
"I've got a meeting with Sir Alex tomorrow to see what is going on for next season and plan out my future there, with Carlos as well, and it should go well," Richardson told Sky Sports News.
"Obviously I'm a Manchester United player and I'm contracted to them. It's going to be hard leaving Albion but Man Utd are a massive club and I want to be there to play for them and win titles with them."
Richardson's form during his stint at The Hawthorns has seen him placed on standby for England's tour to the United States later this month.
He has praised Baggies boss Bryan Robson for helping to transform his game into one worthy of international recognition.
"Bryan Robson has been great," he added. "He took a massive gamble bringing me here. I hadn't got a lot of experience and he has been superb for me.
"He has helped me a lot in training and with his advice. He is a great man and has done wonders for me and the club.
"I owe him a lot. The gamble has paid off and now I'm on standby for the England squad. It just shows how well I have been playing recently for West Brom."