D'Mani Mellor set for Crawley medical ahead of loan deal
Another Manchester United youngster is preparing to leave the club on loan for the rest of the season.
Sky Sports report D’Mani Mellor is poised to complete a loan move to League Two side Crawley Town.
Mellor is set to undergo a medical and all the paperwork is expected to be done within the next 24 hours.
Second loan chance
Mellor signed for Salford City at the end of the summer transfer window, but did not get a proper chance.
He did not start a single game and it was no surprise he was recalled earlier this month.
After returning to United, Mellor scored two goals for the under-23s last week in a 2-1 victory over Brighton.
This was an ideal confidence boost for the young striker and will have alerted interested clubs.
Crawley sit 15th in the League Two table, five points behind his former club Salford who are in ninth.
Mellor’s loan in the summer was hastily arranged after he recovered from an ACL injury the previous summer, played a couple of youth level games, and ushered out the door in time for the transfer deadline.
While he did not play much at Salford, the time will have been used to further bolster his fitness and he looked strong in the recent under-23 tie.
Mellor, 21, needs to go out and play as he has an uncertain future at United with his contract set to expire, and little chance of regular first team action, barring a fantastic goalscoring spree out on loan at Crawley.
D’Mani Mellor: What you need to know
- Mellor plays as a striker and was born in Manchester
He signed his professional contract in September 2018
- Hat-trick hero
Mellor’s best performance in the academy came as he bagged a hat-trick in the final game of the under-18 season against Everton in 2019.
- Strong under-23 record
Mellor has a tally of five goals and six assists in 17 under-23 games
- First team breakthrough
Mellor made his debut away at Astana in the Europa League. He played the final 25 minutes of the match, replacing Tahith Chong
- Missed 2020/21 season
He suffered an ACL injury in summer 2020, ruling him out for the season.
- Loan at Salford
Mellor spent the first half of 2021/22 on loan at Salford, but only played twice before the deal was terminated.
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