Manchester United’s 14 players on loan: How have they been this season so far?

Manchester United currently have 14 players on loan – here we take a look at how they are doing while away from Old Trafford and how likely they are to return.

Andreas Pereira has since been loaned out to Brazilian club Flamengo in August Credit: Getty

Manchester United currently have 14 players on loan with several names wanting to use their temporary enchantment elsewhere as a platform to earn themselves a potential sport on the first team next season.

Of the 14 names, two of them spend the promotion in different Premier League clubs, while another duo play on separate teams in the Scottish Premier League.

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In addition, one person competes in La Liga, another in Brazil’s top class, while seven others are also split between Championship, League One and League Two, and the National League sees a single player earning first-team experience.

That said, let’s take a closer look at how the individual feels while on loan.

Brandon Williams is here: Norwich City Credit: Getty

Brandon Williams

United youth academy graduate Brandon Williams joined Premier League newcomers Norwich City at the start of the season and is battling with Max Aarons, Sam Byram and Dimitris Giannoulis for a starting spot.

Since moving to Carrow Road, he has been in England’s top class 11 times as well as once in the Carabao Cup.

His temporary departure from Old Trafford was expected due to the Red Devils having four other backers on their books.

Williams will now try to help steer Norwich away from the relegation zone in May, with the Canary Islands at the bottom of the league.

Axel Tuanzebe

Another person loaned out in the Premier League is Axel Tuanzebe. The 24-year-old is in his third round with Aston Villa and has played 11 matches in all tournaments for the Midlands kit.

The center-back slipped down the notch row at United with the signing of Raphael Varane this summer, meaning another stay away from the club seemed ideal.

Axel Tuanzebe at Aston Villa Credit: Getty

Reece Devine

A lesser known name for the faithful of the Red Devils because he is not yet on the first team yet, Reece Devine spends the duration of this campaign at St. Johnstone.

Now 20 years old, the left-back is a former youth player at Wolves and Manchester City and can also play on the left wing and central defense.

Devine is expected to rejoin United’s U23 squad when his time in Scotland ends.

Dylan Levitt

Dundee United signed Dylan Levitt on a season-long loan at the start of the season, with the team in fifth place in the league.

The 21-year-old has yet to score a goal or assist for the Terrors despite having played 10 games for the Scottish club in all competitions.

He hopes his performance in the second half of the campaign will give him a return to the Wales set-up, with his final start for his nation on 1 September.

Dylan Levitt in July before the loan Credit: Getty

Facundo Pellistri

The only player to spend their loan spell in Spain is Facundo Pellistri, after joining La Liga team Alaves for a second round.

Pellistri has been in the Spanish top flight 16 times without finding the back of the net and will hope he can turn the form for the new year.

The 20-year-old came to the Red Devils with a lot of promise and could face questions about whether he will be a future United player if he does not start shooting soon.

Andreas Pereira

Andreas Pereira switched to the Brazilian club Flamengo in August, his fourth round away from the Red Devils.

The midfielder has publicly expressed his desire to stay with Flamengo and told ESPN: “My wish has always been to stay here with Flamengo, and now we have to do everything.”

“We want to talk to President Landim and Marcos Braz to make this possible. Of course, I have a feeling I owe the fans a title.

“As I told them, you can count on me, I will do my best so we can come out with the titles there next year.”

Pereira mentioned him ‘because of’ the Brazilian outfit a title, because his backpass in the final of the Copa Libertadores was intercepted by Palmeiras’ Deyverson, and the latter scored the winning goal as a result.

Andreas Pereira has since been loaned out to Brazilian club Flamengo in August Credit: Getty

James Garner

After joining Nottingham Forest in the second half of the last campaign, the two-time European Cup winners also chose to pick up James Garner at the start of this season.

A defensive midfielder who is also confident of playing in a slightly higher role, the 20-year-old could become a United star in the near future.

Garner has always been present for Forest since returning to the club and has received high praise from their fan base for his performances so far.

Ethan Laird

Ethan Laird sealed a season-long loan for Championship kit Swansea City in mid-August and has been a key player for the team since.

His switch to 2013 League Cup winners reunited him with boss Russell Martin, who he worked with at MK Dons the previous campaign.

The right-back has been in 20 of the 22 league games for the Swans so far and has registered three assists.

Tahith Chong

Dutch midfielder Tahith Chong was hired by Birmingham City this summer to develop.

But even though he was still registered with the Blues, the 22-year-old suffered a groin injury in November, which will keep him out for most of the campaign.

He was a key member of Lee Bowyer’s team before his injury and has since rehabilitated at the Red Devils’ Carrington training ground.

Tahith Chong in action for Birmingham City Credit: Getty

Di’Shon Bernard

The newly promoted Championship club Hull City bought Di’Shon Bernard on loan for the summer season.

The center-back has competed for playing time with Jacob Greaves, Alfie Jones and Sean McLoughlin in the Yorkshire outfit, where he has made 10 appearances in all tournaments for the Tigers.

Despite mainly playing for United’s U23s, his only senior start for the club came during a 2-1 Europa League defeat to FC Astana in November 2019.

Ethan Galbraith

Ethan Galbraith sealed the first first loan away from the Red Devils with a switch to Doncaster Rovers in August.

The central midfielder has always been present for the League One team with 22 matches for the club in all tournaments.

He has a goal for his name and two assists so far, with the Northern Irish national team player hoping his performance for Donny in the second half of the campaign can give him a recall to the Ian Baraclough squad.

Bishop Nathan

United’s fifth goalkeeper Nathan Bishop came to Mansfield Town on loan for the summer season, where the 22-year-old was looking for first-team options.

Luckily for the shot stopper, he has received just that, having played every single league game for the Stags so far in this campaign.

D’Mani Mellor

Red Devils’ U23 striker D’Mani Mellor moved to Salford City on loan this summer in the hope that the switch would help develop him further as a player.

Unfortunately for the 21-year-old, it has been the exact opposite, with Mellor appearing only once in League Two.

The lack of playing time at Salford could force Ralf Rangnick to recall the striker next month and find another suitable loan club for the rest of the campaign.

Will Fish

Will Fish is the only United player to be loaned out in the National League, where the center-back spends the season with Stockport County.

The 18-year-old is in a similar predicament as Mellor, where Fish is only involved in two National League matches for the Hatters.

At such a young age, a return to the Red Devils would undoubtedly be the best option to re-lend the defender or for him to play football under 23.

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