Another week, another loan round-up, as we check in with Man United’s potential stars of the future off gaining experience away from Old Trafford to help their personal development.
Kicking things off north of the border is Tyler Blackett. The left back was an unused substitute in the 0-0 draw against Hearts, but will be setting his sights on a midweek Europa League clash with Fernerbache, and a reunion with former teammates Nani and Robin Van Persie.
One player who did feature in Scotland this weekend is Liam Grimshaw, with the youngster playing another invaluable 90minutes as Motherwell emerged 2-1 victors at Partick Thistle.
Into the Championship and Will Keane could do little to help Preston North End as they ended the game with 9 men, and were perhaps fortunate to secure a 1-1 draw with Wolves. Also playing their trade in the English lower leagues was Ben Pearson. The midfielder opened the scoring for Barnsley in their 2-0 win against Gillingham, yet fellow United teammate Joe Rothwell was absent from the squad. Finally, Kieran O’Hara is still learning the ropes at Morecambe, and although only making the subs bench during their 0-0 draw away to Oxford United, the young goalkeeper will be benefiting from his experience of professional football in a long and tough League Two season.
Last but not least, we head into the continent, and that boy from Belgium, Adnan Januzaj. Having made a few starting appearances, he came off the bench to assist Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he notched his 7th goal in 7 games. Unfortunately it was only in vain, as despite Dortmund coming from behind, they were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw at home to Darmstadt 98, and now sit 4 points off the pace behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. However, the young Belgian will hope he impressed Tomas Tuchel sufficiently so that he earns a starting spot for the Europa league clash against PAOK on Thursday.
That’s it for this week, so join us again same spot, same time and same place with some more updates on these potential future stars of Manchester United.