The Loan Report: Pereira Impresses on Debut while Fosu-Mensah faces fourth straight defeat

The Loan Report

Here’s how the on-loan United players fared this week at their respective clubs-

Andreas Pereira (Valencia CF)
Made his debut in his side’s 0-0 draw with Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. Was energetic and produced a flawless performance just two days after Mourinho stated that he was upset at Pereira’s decision to leave on loan.
Pereira’s two noticeable contributions were his off-target ambitious strike with his weaker foot and his through ball which was hit wide by Geoffrey Kondogbia. The young Brazilian lasted for only 61 minutes on his debut, as he was replaced by Goncalo Guedes as Valencia looked for a goal.
His side host Levante next week in the league.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace)
Played the full 90 minutes in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley, courtesy of a Chris Wood goal.
Fosu-Mensah played in the centre of a three-man defence, and it wasn’t an easy ride for him against menacing attackers like Wood and Vokes. However, he held well at times and restricted Burnley to just one goal. His overall performance was assuring and he was calm and composed on the ball. It was a solid but unspectacular performance from the young Dutchman.
His side host Southampton next week in the Premier League, but will be without a permanent manager having seen Frank De Boer sacked after just four games into the season.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Leeds United)
Missed his side’s 5-0 rout of Burton Albion through a minor injury, but is expected to be available for the game against Birmingham in the midweek.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored a brace, while Kalvin Phillips, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe scored a goal each as Leeds United move up to 2nd in the league, two points behind Championship leaders Cardiff City after six games played.

Sam Johnstone (Aston Villa)
Was in brilliant form in his side’s stalemate against Brentford. He showed his lightning speed as he gathered well at Neal Maupay’s feet before saving Josh Clarke’s shot with his right foot after he was sent through on goal. He then made two great saves from Ollie Watkins, first saving his low shot to his left and then saving his right-foot curler to help his side come away with a point. Aston Villa now remain in a lowly 18th position, with just six points from six games.
His side next face newly relegated Middlesbrough in the midweek.

Dean Henderson (Shrewsbury Town)
Returned to the starting line-up in his side’s narrow 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic in League One. He didn’t have much to do, and was well positioned to block ex-United player Nick Powell’s effort in the first half. The young English goalkeeper did pick up a yellow card for apparently wasting time in the final stages of the game.
Shrewsbury Town remain top of the table after the win, and next face Southend United on Tuesday night.

Matty Willock ( FC Utrecht)
Was an unused substitute in his side’s 2-0 win over Roda JC Kerkrade. Sander van de Streek and Zakaria Labyad scored either side of half time to help his team to the 4th in the league, ahead of PSV Eindhoven on goal difference after four games.
They next face FC Twente in the league.

Regan Poole (Northampton Town)
Was an unused substitute in Northampton’s narrow 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers in the league. Matt Crooks scored in the first minute to gift his side the first victory of the season. They now remain a lowly 22nd in League One, having just 3 points in five games, and next face Portsmouth in the midweek.

Devonte Redmond (Scunthorpe United)
Wasn’t included in the match day squad against Blackpool, which ended in a 0-0 draw. Graham Alexander’s side now remain fifth in the league after 6 matches.
They next face Blackburn Rovers in the league.