Loan Watch: Amos impresses for Bolton Wanderers!

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Manchester United’s loan stars were in action again this weekend for their respective sides, and some will be in action again today, Easter Monday. None of the loan stars found the back of the net this weekend, but many did play well, which looks promising. Will Keane, Saidy Janko and Vanja Milinković-Savić were not involved in their teams matches this weekend.

Here is how I feel the players fared this weekend:

Tom Cleverley – Aston Villa

Tom Cleverley was not eligible to play again his parent club Manchester United in the 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford in the Barclays Premier League this weekend. Cleverley has recently been sidelined through injury and should return for his side on Tuesday evening.

Next Match: Queens Park Rangers – Barclays Premier League – Tuesday 7th April 2015; KO 19:45

Ben Amos – Bolton Wanderers

Ben Amos played 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Blackpool in the Sky Bet Championship. Amos played well and saved his team numerous times when Blackpool had a chance on goal. It all paid off in the last couple of minutes when Bolton equalised. The Manchester United keeper has really impressed since he’s been on loan, but his contract is up in the summer and a host of clubs will most likely be looking at him after these brilliant recent performances.

Next Match: Cardiff City – Sky Bet Championship – Monday 6th April 2015; KO 15:00

Saidy Janko – Bolton Wanderers

Saidy Janko was not involved in the 1-1 draw with Blackpool in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend.

Next Match: Cardiff City – Sky Bet Championship – Monday 6th April 2015; KO 15:00

Jesse Lingard – Derby County

Jesse Lingard played 45 minutes in the 2-2 draw with promotion rivals  Watford in the Sky Bet Championship. Lingard came on and made a difference in attack for Derby County and played apart in the goal which made it 2-1 to Derby, but they just couldn’t hold on against the 10 men Watford side. Derby are still in the play-off places, but by the skin of their teeth and must beat Wigan Athletic on Monday afternoon.

Next Match: Wigan Athletic – Sky Bet Championship – Monday 6th April 2015; KO 15:00

Reece James – Huddersfield Town

Reece James played 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship. James played well in a wing-back position and offered a lot both in attack and defence. He caused a lot of trouble for the Owls and his side should have scored when they had the opportunities.

Next Match: Ipswich Town – Sky Bet Championship – Monday 6th April 2015; KO 15:00

Will Keane – Sheffield Wednesday

Will Keane was not involved in the 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend due to injury.

Next Match: Norwich City – Sky Bet Championship – Monday 6th April 2015; KO 15:00

Ben Pearson – Barnsley

Ben Pearson played 90 minutes in the 2-0 defeat to Sheffield United in the Sky Bet League One. Pearson had an average game and did not really do a lot in midfield, being outplayed by Sheffield United’s midfield. The young United midfielder has really impressed since being on loan and has really become key to Barnsley’s midfield.

Next Match: Colchester United – Sky Bet League One – Monday 6th April 2015; KO 15:00

Sam Johnstone – Preston North End

Sam Johnstone played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win over Rochdale in the Sky Bet League One. Johnstone made some key saves in the 1-0 win which was key to keep their promotion push with them lying in second place, five points ahead of Milton Keynes Dons. The young English goalkeeper is really showing his class since he’s been on loan at Preston and could have a place as the number two goalkeeper at Manchester United, if David De Gea leaves the Old Trafford club in the summer.

Next Match: Bradford City – Sky Bet League One – Monday 6th April 2015; KO 15:00

Javier Hernandez – Real Madrid 

Javier Hernandez played 29 minutes in the 9-1 win over Granada in the La Liga. Hernandez did not really create a lot or get himself a lot of opportunities. He had one key chance when he headed straight at the Granada goalkeeper. Chicarito has not really shone at Real Madrid since his loan deal commenced in the summer and may well be looking for a new club when finally returns to Old Trafford.

Next Match: Eibar – La Liga – Saturday 11th April 2015; KO 15:00

Guillermo Varela – Real Madrid II

Guillermo Varela played 90 minutes in the 2-0 victory over Conquense in the Spanish Segunda B this weekend. The Uruguayan right-back has played in the majority of Real Madrid II’s matches this season after moving to the club on a season long loan deal from Manchester United. It is not yet known whether the player will return to the AON Training Complex in the summer, or whether a permanent deal in the Spanish capital, or even to another club could be possible. Real Madrid II currently lie sixth in the league at this stage of the season, some six points behind league leaders Huesca.

Next Match: Tudelano – Segunda B – Saturday 11th April 2015; KO TBA

Nani – Sporting Lisbon

Nani played 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Paços de Ferreira in the Primeira Liga. Nani did not have a good game for his loan club, getting himself booked in the 26th minute of the match. The Portuguese winger really did not offer much in an attacking sense and was lazy in coming back to defend. Many see Nani as a player who could come back to Old Trafford and all of a sudden find his form. I do not think that will happen for the Portuguese winger. If he was in Louis van Gaal’s plans in the summer, he would not have been loaned out for the whole of the season.

Next Match: Nacional – Primeira Liga – Wednesday 8th April 2015; KO: 20:00

Angelo Henriquez – Dinamo Zagreb

Angelo Henriquez played 90 minutes in the 2-2 draw with Rijeka in the 1.HNL this weekend. The Chilean striker did not get himself on the score sheet, but played well in the draw, which keeps them at the top of the league, still by 14 points over their opposition, who they play again on Wednesday in the HC Nogometni Cup. Henriquez could end up signing for Dynamo Zagreb in the summer, which was part of his loan agreement, but nothing seems to have been confirmed, although the club are wanting to make the deal permanent.

Next Match: Rijeka – HC Nogometni Cup – Wednesday 8th April 2015; KO 17:00

Vanja Milinković-Savić – FK Vojvodina

Vanja Milinković-Savić was not involved for his side in their 1-0 victory over Spartak Subotica this weekend. The now 18-year-old goalkeeper has made 16 appearances for his club so far this season, keeping seven clean sheets, which is pretty good. Vojvodina remain in fourth place in the Super Liga, some thirteen points off the top spot, but three short of third place. Milinković-Savić will make his move to Manchester United permanent in the summer, then we will get to see more of him and what he can do, depending on which youth team he plays in of course. He will be eligible to play in Paul McGuinness’ U18 side and also Warren Joyce’s U21 side.

Next Match: Napredak – Super Liga – Saturday 11th April 2015; KO 14:30

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