United loanee Jacob Carney praised by Portadown boss

Young Manchester United goalkeeper Jacob Carney was voted as Portadown’s player of the month by fans in February.

The 19-year-old joined the Northern Irish side in January and has settled in instantly at the top flight club.

Now his manager has been talking him up, and says he has been receiving rave reviews from opposition bosses too.

He added that he would like to sign Carney again for the 2021/22 season.

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Manager Matthew Tipton told the Newsletter: “Most opposition managers single out Jacob after our games and I am just delighted with everything overall since he joined the club

“I would love him to stay with us again next season and he has really settled in well since moving over to Northern Ireland.

“One massive bonus Jacob gives us is his kicking ability and that decision-making to quickly get us on the frontfoot.”

An option for United

These are the types of comments you want to hear from a manager of a player United have sent out on loan.

Carney is very likely to be sent out on loan again next season, with no clear path to the first team at Old Trafford.

Portadown is his third loan club after two spells at non-league English clubs.

United will keep pushing him, and will analyse potential offers for loan moves in the summer.

If Portadown is deemed the best option then there is a chance he will be sent back there, but it would not be a surprise to see United try to push him towards an English club in League One or League Two next season.

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