"Gary Neville is one of the best right-backs in the world and when I did get a chance at United I felt I did okay.
"But when you've got a player like Gary waiting to come back after injury or whatever, you know you are going to have to step aside again.
"That's the unfortunate part of being at such a big, big club like Manchester United but you learn lots of good things and hopefully that will stand me in good stead for my time at Villa.
"People ask if it is depressing being number two to someone like Gary but I say 'Not at all'.
"You want the best for the team and if Gary Neville is the best right-back at United, then so be it.
"He is a fantastic player, fantastic captain and I've no problem with that. He is also one of the players you can learn off. He has been around the game so long.
"He has won trophies left, right and centre so if I can achieve half of what he has achieved, I won't go far wrong.
"Even now the likes of Gary, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes are still hungry for success despite. being around so long.
"That's rubbed off on me. I am hungry. If you are young, and with the way you are brought up at United, you want to win trophies.
"It is nice to have that hunger and drive which helps United to win so many trophies.
"If my time at United is up, then I'll move on. With a manager like Martin O'Neill, I'm sure any player would want to play under him and I'm no different.
"Is Villa a long-term option? Maybe - but you never know what happens in football.
"I'm just looking to get as many games under my belt as possible, try to stay injury-free and just try and improve my all-round game really.
"I'll work hard when I am at Villa and show everyone what I am all about and then we'll see from there. I'll try and make a name for myself.
"As a young player there is always room for improvement and I'll try and improve as a player over the next three or four months.
"We won the Youth Cup at United and there is only Kieran Richardson from that team in the fold now. Everyone knows what football is like and if my time is up at United then I will move on. But you never know with football and I will work hard at Villa and take it from there. Alex Ferguson gives everyone a lot of encouragement. But first you have to be good enough to be at United."