How every Man Utd player on loan is performing this season

Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald 19 Jan 2022 12:32 CET 6 min read
Man Utd's Tahith Chong is starring on loan at Birmingham City

English giants Manchester United remain one of the biggest clubs in the world, even with their current struggles in the Premier League, and naturally with that comes a desire to bring as much talent to Old Trafford as possible both at youth and senior level.

New manager Ralf Rangnick, formerly a head coach and executive at RB Leipzig, has a first team squad packed with talent, especially after the acquisitions of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho this summer, even if the squad as a whole has underperformed so far this campaign.

Man Utd have thus taken the opportunity to send a number of players out on loan who would not have received game time in 2021/22 had they stayed.

This could be either to simply get rid of wages off the books, or to aid the development of a younger player.

Wales international Daniel James has left the club on a permanent basis for Leeds United, having dropped down the pecking order, but all of the other departures this summer, apart from the expiration of contracts, have been on loan.

How many players do Man Utd have out on loan?

Between players in the first team and in the reserves/youth sides, Man Utd currently have 13 players out on loan.

Where is each Man Utd player on loan?

Andreas Pereira - Flamengo

Facundo Pellistri - Alaves

James Garner - Nottingham Forest

Axel Tuanzebe - Napoli

Brandon Williams - Norwich

Tahith Chong - Birmingham


Nathan Bishop - Mansfield Town

Dylan Levitt - Dundee Utd

Ethan Laird - Swansea

Will Fish - Stockport County

D'Mani Mellor - Salford City

Ethan Galbraith - Doncaster

Di'Shon Bernard - Hull

How are they performing?

Andreas Pereira was on loan at Lazio last season is not part of the club's plans again this campaign as he has returned to Brazil with Flamengo until June.

He couldn't have hoped for a better debut, either, as he came off the bench for a nine-minute cameo in a 4-0 victory against Santos in which he got on the scoresheet in his short time on the pitch. He has played 24 times in total for the club, scoring five goals and recording one assist.

In January of 2021, Facundo Pellistri went on loan to Alaves and has returned to the Spanish side for the entirety of the season in 2021/22. So far, he has made 29 league appearances for the club, and failed to score.

Highly-rated midfielder James Garner spent last season on loan at Watford and, after that was terminated, Nottingham Forest for the last six months of the season.

He has again returned to Forest for the new campaign after signing a new contract with Man Utd. He is already a popular figure with his loan side as in February he scored against arch rivals Derby. This season he has appeared 23 times in all competitions and recorded a goal and an assist.

He was recently in the Forest team that knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup.

Axel Tuanzebe has put in some impressive performances for the Man Utd first team, no more so than away against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

After a disappointing spell away at Aston Villa, he returned to Man Utd in January before being sent out on loan to Napoli.

Brandon Williams was never going to get much game time at left-back, with Luke Shaw and Alex Telles available in that spot, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot are competing at right-back. His debut on loan at Norwich came in a superb 6-0 victory against Bournemouth in the League Cup. He has made 17 appearances for the Canaries, being booked four times.

Wonderkid Tahith Chong is currently on loan at Birmingham and recorded two assists in a 5-0 victory over Luton, but that was early in the campaign.