Noam Emeran makes first Manchester United appearance since August

Manchester United Under-21s winger Noam Emeran was linked with a loan move in the summer, but a switch never came to fruition.

French outlet Footmercato suggested there would be a cluster of European clubs seeking to sign the talented 20-year-old on loan during the summer transfer window.

Bundesliga sides Werder Bremen and Augsburg were both reported to be keen, along with Ligue 1 club Nantes.

But Emeran’s move never materialised, and the former France Under-16 international will have to wait for his temporary move away from Old Trafford.

Noam Emeran makes first Manchester United appearance since August

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United’s number 57, who joined the Red Devils from French side Amiens three-and-a-half years ago, made his first appearance for the under-21 side since August last night.

Emeran started the Premier League International Cup game against Czech Republic side Sparta Prague, which was played at Altrincham FC and finished 0-0.

It was the 20-year-old’s first start of the season, and he was replaced at half-time by the in-form Shola Shoretire.

Emeran’s only other appearance this season came in the under-21s second Premier League 2 of the season when he came off the bench to play 24 minutes of the 5-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.

The young winger has struggled with injuries since making the move from France, and although there has been no official line on Emeran’s absence from the under-21s, it could well have been injury related.

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On his Instagram story, following last night’s return to action, Emeran wrote: “Good to be back.”

Emeran signed a contract extension with the Red Devils in May, but after marking his return to action the youngster would be best served forgetting about a loan move this season and focus on establishing himself as a regular in Mark Dempsey’s under-21 side.

If the winger, who has scored seven goals and provided eight assists from 39 games across United’s under-18 and under-21 academy sides, impresses and manages to stay fit for the remainder of the campaign then he would be in a better position to go out on loan next summer.

He may even be rewarded with securing a place in Erik ten Hag’s pre-season travelling squad if he impresses Dempsey and the former Ajax manager who has a proven track record of placing his trust in youth.

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