Last Updated: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:03
Boss Roberto Martinez hopes that Angelo Henriquez's six-month loan spell at Wigan is the start of a longer stay at the club.
The teenage strike prodigy from Chile has not played a first-team game for Manchester United but will sign on loan for the Latics in the New Year.
Martinez, speaking at the press conference before Tuesday's meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson's men, admitted that there is a possibility that Henriquez could come back next season.
"We are really excited to have Angelo Henriquez with us and it will be a fantastic opportunity for both parties," he said.
"It will be great for us to have his goalscoring ability in the squad. Hopefully on January 5 he'll play in the FA Cup."
Ferguson has allowed Wigan to take the player because the manager speaks Spanish and he believes he will get chances to play in the Premier League.
Martinez impressed Ferguson by sending comprehensive reports back to Old Trafford on former loan star Tom Cleverley two seasons ago, which prompted United to extend his stay beyond the initial six-month term.
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