I have decided to do a weekly feature called Loan Watch. This will include me keeping an eye on Manchester United loanees throughout the season, and updating you every Monday as to how they have gotten on that weekend.
In this post, I will be looking at who our loanees will be playing this weekend, and how they’ve done so far this season.
Andreas Pereira (Currently at Valencia)
First up, the immensely talented midfielder, Andreas Pereira. Pereira has played five times for Valencia this season, assisting once. Valencia will be looking to extend their three game winning streak away to Real Betis on Sunday.
Sam Johnstone (Aston Villa)
Next, goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. Johnstone has had an impressive start to the season, keeping five clean sheets in eleven games. Villa’s next game is against high-flying Wolves on Saturday.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace)
Timothy Fosu-Mensah has been the only bright spark for Palace this season. He’s started six out of the seven league games and, even though Crystal Palace have conceded freely, has always looked solid at the back. Palace face a difficult test against Chelsea on Saturday.
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Leeds United)
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson’s opportunities have been limited at Leeds United this season, only starting one of their eleven league games. However, he has had more chances to shine in the EFL Cup, and was part of the team who knocked Burnley out of the competition. Leeds are at home to Jaap Stam’s Reading on Saturday.
Dean Henderson (Shrewsbury Town)
The young goalkeeper has started ten out of a possible twelve games for Shrewsbury Town this season, keeping five clean sheets in the process. Shrewsbury’ next game is away to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.
Regan Poole (Northampton Town)
Regan Poole, who’s normal position is centre back, has been playing in midfield for Northampton Town. This could be one of the reasons Regan Poole is yet to be on a winning side this season. Northampton have only picked up one point in the six league games he’s played. Their next game is against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
Devonte Redmond (Scunthorpe United)
Devonte Redmond has struggled for game time at Scunthorpe United. He’s only played one minute in the league so far this season. However, he has played the full ninety minutes in both of Scunthorpe’s EFL Trophy victories. Hopefully the midfielder can force his way into the side for their clash against Rotherham on Saturday.
Matthew Willock (FC Utrecht)
Finally, Matthew Willock. Similarly to Redmond, Willock has only appeared in one league game this season. However, he did score in FC Utrecht’s KNVB cup victory against Ajax Amateurs. Utrecht’s next fixture is against Heerenveen on Saturday.
I hope you liked this introduction post! Check out the next Loan Watch on Monday, to see how everyone got on.