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Manchester United Loan Watch: Week 3

Pereira has a recall clause. Henderson continues to impress. Borthwick-Jackson’s move isn’t working out.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah – Crystal Palace

It was a weekend off for Fosu-Mensah, who was ineligible to play for Crystal Palace against his parent club United. Thankfully he wasn’t on the field, as Palace were dispatched for four with no reply. With the international break approaching, Fosu-Mensah will play against Latvia and Belarus for Holland’s U-21 side.

Andreas Pereira – Valencia CF

Pereira made news once more this week, as the possibility of a recall may be on the cards. With injuries seeping into the midfield position, it may be in Mourinho’s best interest to strengthen the position back up with some depth, and Pereira may be the man to do that. Nevertheless, with Fellaini seemingly healthy this weekend, Herrera on the bench, and the likes of Scott McTominay in reserve, the Mestalla may still be his best chance of regular football. On another note, he played 71 minutes in Valencia CF’s 3-2 win against Athletic Bilbao. Starting on the left wing, he produced a quality performance.

Sam Johnstone – Aston Villa

It was back-to-back clean sheets for Johnstone this week. The first coming in a convincing 4-0 win away at Burton Albion, the second being a 1-0 win at home to Bolton Wanderers. He wasn’t too busy in both fixtures, with his side dominating throughout. Johnstone has been making headlines off the field as well. Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce was quoted in The Mirror, “It would be great to keep him here for the next few years as Villa’s No.1,” he said. “The ideal move for us would be to buy him in January.” It appears that Johnstone’s move away from Old Trafford may be sooner rather than later.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson – Leeds United

Leeds United fell to a 3-0 defeat away at Sheffield Wednesday this weekend. Borthwick-Jackson was once more, not featured in the squad. With little news coming from either Manchester United or Leeds United, it remains to be seen what his future looks like with the Championship club.

Dean Henderson – Shrewsbury Town

Henderson continues his fine form between the posts at Shrewsbury Town. His latest impressive display came in a 2-0 win at home to Scunthorpe United. Henderson made some smart saves, including a wonderful stop from a free-kick to prevent Scunthorpe United from equalizing. Shrewsbury Town remain unbeaten and sit in pole position in League One. Henderson’s form has impressed England U-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd, who gives the young shot-stopper his first call-up to the side.

Regan Poole – Northampton Town

Poole has impressed at Northampton Town and is being rewarded with a starting spot. He has played in the last four games now, the latest being a 1-0 loss away at Rotherham United. Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has commented on the loanee’s form in the Northampton Chronicle. “Regan has a very bright future ahead of him,” he said. “He needs to mature, but he has energy and he can pass the ball, and he is improving all the time.” Poole’s performances have led to a call-up to the Wales U-21 side.

Devonte Redmond – Scunthorpe United

Redmond was not included in the Scunthorpe United squad when they travelled to Shrewsbury United this weekend. His future at Scunthorpe remains in doubt, and Mourinho must be pondering a recall move for the young forward.

Matty Willock – Utrecht FC

Willock came on for Utrecht FC in their 1-1 draw away to Vitesse. Willock will have the international break to recharge and potentially return back to Manchester to keep updated with his parent club.