Loans can be difficult for young players and Manchester United’s cohort of 12 out at various clubs have had a mixed bag so far.
Teenage goalkeeper Jacob Carney is the lowest down the Football League ladder of any player.
Carney was loaned out to non-league side Brighouse Town on the domestic deadline on October 16.
It took him just half the time available to win the club’s player of the month award.
Carney reacted on Twitter to the award to say he was ‘buzzing’ to get the recognition.
This is Carney’s second non-league loan of his career, following a spell at Stockbridge Steels last year.
Like Dean Henderson, he is beginning at the bottom of the ladder and hopefully working his way up.
Playing non-league football can be tough on goalkeepers. Carney has made it look easy.
With top quality first team options available, United have no reason to rush the 19-year-old’s development.
All he can do right now is step up to the challenges being asked of him, and he is doing that.
This is surely more beneficial to his development than competing for the under-23s.
Manchester United loan exits 20/21
- Aliou Traore
SM Caen (season)
- Joel Pereira
Huddersfield Town (season)
- Andreas Pereira
- Diogo Dalot
AC Milan (season)
- Di’Shon Bernard
Salford City (until end of season)
- Jake Carney
- Ethan Laird
MK Dons (Jan to end of season)
- Jesse Lingard
West Ham (Jan to end of season)
- James Garner
Nottingham Forest (Jan to end of season)
- Tahith Chong
Club Brugge (Jan to end of season)
- Facundo Pellistri
Alaves (Jan to end of season)
- Teden Mengi
Derby (Jan to end of season)
- Dylan Levitt
NK Istra (Feb to end of season)
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