Loan Report: Pereira Scores but Januzaj fails to Impress- Yet Again

The Loan Report

Here’s how United’s on-loan players performed in the last fixtures of their respective loan spells-

Andreas Pereira (Granada CF)
Played the whole game against Espanyol, and managed to score his team’s only goal in the 2-1 defeat in the season’s last game. His goal, assisted by Adrian Ramos, was a beautiful strike into the bottom corner from outside the box. He was brilliant throughout the night, and his brilliantly struck free kick in the 36th minute was bound to go into the net were it not for some great goalkeeping by Diego Lopez. He could’ve scored another one but was unlucky, after his sumptuous run couldn’t end with a shot on target.
Overall, he’s had a brilliant loan spell, and he was pictured in the United stands with Juan Mata in the victory over Crystal Palace.

Adnan Januzaj (Sunderland AFC)

Was on the pitch for 61 minutes as Sunderland’s ten-year stay in the top flight came to an end with a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of champions Chelsea. Willian, Pedro and Hazard scored once each, while Batshuayi netted a brace in the final minutes to cap off an extraordinary season for the blues. Januzaj didn’t have much to do for most of the match, and his most notable contribution was his wide shot from Cattermole’s pass. He finally ends his loan nightmare with a dreadful performance yet again.

Guillermo Varela (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Started in the 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig, but was taken off in the 71st minute as his side looked for a couple of goals to get back into the match. Was deployed in a newer defensive midfield position, and looked uncomfortable throughout the match. His most notable contribution was his superb tackle which denied Youssef Poulsen a possible goal. Has had a decent season overall, and could’ve had substantially more minutes under his belt had he not sustained a long term injury, which required surgery.