Noam Emeran left in limbo after hopes for loan deal failed to materialise

Manchester United signed young winger Noam Emeran to a new contract extension earlier this year.

This came amid reports from French outlet Footmercato suggesting there would be a clamour of clubs seeking to sign him on loan in the summer.

German sides Werder Bremen and Augsburg were both reported to be keen, along with French club Nantes.

But when it came to the summer window, there was no move for Emeran, who remains with Manchester United’s under-21 side.

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Noam Emeran left in limbo

The problem facing Noam Emeran is that he has hardly been a regular for United’s under-21 side this season either.

He has made just one appearance, as a substitute in a defeat against Crystal Palace last month.

The young winger has suffered with injury problems on and off since his move to Manchester United from Amiens in January 2019.

And it’s possible this contributed to United feeling he was not quite ready for a loan, or to his lack of action recently for the under-21s.

But one way or another, Emeran needs to ensure 2022/23 does not become a lost season for him. This is a crucial phase of his development.

Erik ten Hag has shown already that if young players impress, they will be called up to train with the first team and even feature in a matchday squad.

That has not happened for Emeran yet, and with the depth of talent in United’s academy ranks, he risks getting overtaken.

Emeran turns 20 later this week and needs to push on. If he can put together a good run of form for the under-21s over the next couple of months, then he could play his way into a loan move in January.

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