How every Man Utd player on loan is performing this season

Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald 18 May 2022 18:03 CEST 7 min read
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Premier League giants Manchester United are 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 last summer, even if the squad as a whole has underperformed so far this campaign.

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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.

In the January transfer window, Donny van de Beek, Anthony Martial and Amad Diallo joined the list of players out 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 16 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

Donny van de Beek - Everton

Anthony Martial - Sevilla

Amad Diallo - Rangers

Youth:

Nathan Bishop - Mansfield Town

Dylan Levitt - Dundee Utd

Ethan Laird - Bournemouth

Ethan Galbraith - Doncaster

Di'Shon Bernard - Hull

Matej Kovar - Burton Albion

Teden Mengi - Birmingham

How are they performing?

Andreas Pereira, who 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 42 times in total for the club, scoring five goals and recording one assist, and is widely expected to join on a permanent basis.

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 35 appearances in all competitions 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 last February he scored against arch rivals Derby.

He was also in the Forest team that knocked out both Arsenal and Leicester in the FA Cup.

After finding first-team opportunities hard to come by, Anthony Martial left for Sevilla where he has made 12 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal in the Europa League.

Amad Diallo enjoyed a superb debut for Rangers, scoring at the back post against Ross County, but looked out of sorts against Celtic in the next match and only recently returned to form.

Van de Beek has made five starts and one appearance off the bench for Everton so far, and was in the side that lost 5-0 to Tottenham, 1-0 to Wolves, and 2-1 to West Ham.

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 the Red Devils in January before being sent out on loan to Napoli, where he has made one substitute appearance in Serie A.

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, but things went south for the club since. He has made 29 appearances for the relegated Canaries, being booked nine times.

Wonderkid Tahith Chong is currently on loan at Birmingham and has recorded one goal and two assists in 20 Championship appearances.