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Tuanzebe, Pellistri, Laird — Manchester United’s 15 loanees and how they have fared so far

 

 

Manchester United have started the season in good form, winning two from three but failing to convince in their two most recent games.

United have already used 18 players, demonstrating the strength in depth at Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s disposal. With Cristiano Ronaldo due to link up with his new teammates and a return for Dean Henderson imminent, it is no wonder that United have trimmed down their squad significantly.

As such, Solskjaer has sanctioned 15 loans away from United this summer, as he looks for his young talents to gain experience at varying levels of the British and international football pyramid.

Amad Diallo was set to be the latest in a long line before an injury suffered in training scuppered his hopes of a loan move to Feyenoord, where he was mooted to be on his way.

However, the players who did leave United on loan have had varying amounts of game time under their belts, but we’ve rounded up how they’re getting on so far at their temporary clubs:

Tahith Chong has already announced himself as an outstanding talent to the Birmingham City faithful, who have been raving about the Dutch youngster.

Chong has already collected three man of the match awards this season as an essential contributor to the Blues side, who have gotten off to a strong start in the Championship. The 21-year-old was especially excellent as the Blues dismantled Luton City 5-0 for their second away win of the season.

The Netherlands youth international created both of Scott Hogan’s goals that afternoon, including a run that started from deep inside his own half, dribbling through the Luton defence before the ball fell into Hogan’s path.

Birmingham manager Lee Bowyer has shown his delight with the performances of his on-loan talisman, stating: “I knew he was a good player, but I have to say that he’s surprised me.

“Whatever you ask him to do, he’ll do. He’s low maintenance with a great attitude and just wants to improve. He wants to excite people, and I just want him to score a goal because his performances since he’s been here, he deserves one.”

Brandon Williams – Norwich City

he 18-year-old was not in the squad for Stockport’s 1-0 away victory over Southend United at the weekend after playing 90 minutes as they were beaten at home to Dagenham & Redbridge in their first game of the season.

The physically strong defender has been praised for his composed defending and leadership qualities for United’s youth teams and will aim to replicate those qualities in the National League this season.

Nathan Bishop – Mansfield Town

Nathan Bishop has been ever-present for Mansfield Town, getting off to a solid start with his new club.

The 21-year-old embarked on his first loan move away from United, having shown significant potential and useful support since making the jump from the under-23’s.

The England youth international featured 39 games for Southend United before completing his move to Old Trafford in 2020 and finds himself competing at League Two level this season, where he has conceded eight goals in five games.

Reece Devine – St.Johnstone

Reece Devine’s departure was the first academy loan deal of the summer transfer window, and he’s since made several appearances for St. Johnstone after starting at left wing-back away at Ross County in the first game of the Scottish Premier League season.

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