Another weekend of football has gone and again we have tracked the Manchester United players who are currently out at various clubs on loan gaining first team experience. Over the last few weeks United have sold Robbie Brady to Hull City, Jesse Lingard has returned from his loan with Leicester City and Sean McGinty has ended his loan with Carlisle United. United have also loaned out Scott Wootton and Davide Petrucci to Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough United.
Scott Wootton – Peterborough United
The young Manchester United defender made his debut for Peterborough United yesterday in the 2-1 away loss to Nottingham Forest despite the player scoring a debut goal on the 60th minute. Peterborough United were given a free-kick which George Boyd took and Wootton put it into the back of the net from inside the six-yard-box. This put Posh back in the match, but with eight minutes to go, Forest again took the lead winning 2-1. Wootton played the full 90 minutes.
Fabio da Silva – Queens Park Rangers
Fabio played the full 90 minutes in the goal-less draw against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday afternoon. Fabio was playing pretty well in periods. He largely contained Lennon well, never being bettered down the outside, but was more vulnerable when Spurs’ wingers drove infield. Provided an occasionally overlapping threat, and almost found Mackie with a pull-back after surging into the box. It is great to see Fabio get some first team football and maybe he can return to Old Trafford a better player.
Davide Petrucci – Peterborough United
Davide Petrucci made his debut in his first ever loan spell which will end in February and could be extended on a month by month basis. Petrucci started the match and played for the full 90 minutes but was booked on the 75th minutes for his challenge on Henri Lansbury. Davide needs to play a few matches while on loan as I don’t think it has got back to himself after his injury, he looked promising last season, but a mere shell of himself this season. I am hoping this loan spell will remind him of the player he could be in a few years.
Michael Keane – Leicester City
Michael Keane seems to be settling with Leicester City and once again played the full 90 minutes in his loan clubs 4-0 victory away to Bristol City. Leicester City are now sitting in third place in the Championship with a chance to bag an automatic promotion place if they continue in their good run of form. Keane is highly rated at Leicester, could be the many ex United players that are now there like Ritchie de Laet, Danny Drinkwater and Matty James, but there is no doubt that Keane is talented and could be a decent defender for United in a year or so.
Luke Giverin – Royal Antwerp
Luke Giverin seems to have settled in at Royal Antwerp and found his way into the starting lineup. He was with United team-mate Gyliano van Velzen, who returned to United last week. Luke scored the only goal in the 1-0 victory over Lommel United and played the full 90 minutes. Giverin should return to United at the end of the season and may continue his career at the club, or be sent on another loan to Antwerp or somewhere else. He certainly looks like a promising player.
Bebe – Rio Ave
Bebe started todays [Sunday] match away to Gil Vicente but was substituted off on the 84th minute. Rio Ave won the match 1-0 and still sit 5th in the Primeira Liga in Portugal. It is good to see Bebe get some first team football, perhaps he will return as the better player, or maybe Rio Ave might buy him after a successful loan period.
Angelo Henriquez – Wigan Athletic
After Angelo made his FA Cup debut last weekend, I thought he would get some match time against Fulham at Craven Cottage, but unfortunately he was an unused substitute. Perhaps he will play some part in the FA Cup replay on Tuesday evening.
By Paul Bienkowski