United could break loan boss' heart as Galbraith lined up by Championship clubs

Manchester United loanee Ethan Galbraith is the subject of interest from several Championship and League One sides.

A number of teams from the second and third tiers are battling to sign the 20-year-old on loan in the January transfer window, according to BBC Sport.

The Northern Ireland international is currently in the middle of a season-long loan at Doncaster Rovers, who sit bottom of League One.

With 23 appearances to his name for Rovers, 21 of which have been starts, Galbraith has certainly benefitted from getting crucial first team minutes and experience, in his first loan move away from Old Trafford.

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Rovers boss Gary McSheffrey recently declared that he wasn’t ‘fearful’ of United recalling Galbraith, following the amount of game time the youngster has been given. Now these comments could backfire.

The Northern Ireland under-21 captain has reportedly ‘caught the eye’ of a number of clubs who feel that he can play at a ‘higher level’.

Although Galbraith joined the Keepmoat Stadium side on a season-long loan, United have the option to recall the midfielder midway through his spell if they wish.

There is no denying that Galbraith is getting valuable game time, but United may replicate what they have done with Ethan Laird and give Galbraith a different challenge for the second half of the campaign.

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His only appearance for the Manchester United senior side was a late substitute in a 2-1 Europa League defeat by Astana in Kazakhstan two years ago.

If Ethan Galbraith does make the step up to the Championship, he will be joining his Manchester United teammates Laird, Tahith Chong, Teden Mengi, James Garner and Di’Shon Bernard.

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