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How Manchester United loanees are faring this season

Manchester United have loaned out several players this season to allow them to earn experience and secure regular first-team football. 

As the season heads into the second international break, it’s time to take stock of the Red Devils loanees’ performances at their current clubs. 

Mason Greenwood

After nearly two years of hiatus from football, Greenwood received Man Utd’s green light to leave Old Trafford towards the end of the summer transfer window.

With the Premier League giants deciding against handing the 22-year-old a second chance, the left-footed forward left his homeland to link up with Getafe on the deadline day. 

Greenwood has made five La Liga appearances for the perennial bottom-half strugglers, making two goal contributions, including his first goal in Spain’s top flight last weekend. 

His goal helped 10-man Getafe hold fellow relegation fighters Celta Vigo to a 2-2 draw.

Alvaro Fernandez 

Despite faring reasonably well during Man Utd’s pre-season, Erik ten Hag has refused to give Fernandez the benefit of the doubt, shipping him out on loan to Granada.

After two cameo appearances at the start of his temporary spell in Andalusia, the 20-year-old left-back came off the bench to help Paco Lopez’s side haul back a 3-0 half-time deficit in a 3-3 draw against Almeria.

Fernandez’s decent showing earned him his first La Liga start. He spent almost an hour on the field as Granada pulled off a massive upset, playing out a 2-2 draw against reigning champions Barcelona last weekend.

Brandon Williams

Williams registered just one appearance for Man Utd last season, prompting speculation over his permanent exit in the summer. 

Ten Hag was reluctant to sanction the full-back’s sale, sending him to Ipswich Town on a season-long loan instead.

That has proved a smart decision as the 22-year-old has established himself as a first-team regular under former United coach Kieran McKenna.

He has tallied ten appearances across all competitions, netting two goals in five starts in the Championship. 

Charlie McNeill

When the talented forward scored on his Stevenage debut, it looked like he could be on course to make a name for himself in League One. 

However, he has since appeared just twice in England’s third division, being omitted from the matchday squad twice on the trot before making the bench against Wigan Athletic at the weekend. 

Since he last featured for the third-tier club on September 2023, it’s uncertain whether he’ll stay at Stevenage beyond January.

Will Fish

Joining Hibernian has proved a right move for the young defender as he’s already clocked 15 matches for the Scottish side. 

He featured in both Hibs’ Europa Conference League play-off legs against Aston Villa but couldn’t do anything to prevent the Birmingham powerhouse from running out 8-0 aggregate winners.

But Man United can still be proud of their youngster, who has made 13 starts for Hibernian.