Pereira Impresses yet again while Willock’s Utrecht stun Ajax

The Loan Report

Here’s how the on-loan United players fared with their respective clubs this weekend-

Sam Johnstone (Aston Villa)

Kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 win over Preston North End in the Championship on Wednesday, and made a couple of routine stops against his father’s and his own former club.

Was on the losing side as title challengers Sheffield Wednesday defeated Steve Bruce’s men 2-1 in the league on Saturday.
He wasn’t expecting a shot and so he conceded within seconds as Adam Reach blasted the ball into the net. Jordan Rhodes then doubled the visitors’ lead, and his shot was out of Johnstone’s reach. He did make three more saves to save his side from further embarrassment, and a goal from Christopher Samba in the stoppage time proved to be a mere consolation. The goalkeeper is surely better than he showed today, as he had an off due partially due to bad luck and partially due to his defence letting him down.
With this loss, Aston Villa fall to sixth in the Championship standings, and will next travel to Loftus Road to face Queens Park Rangers after the international break.

Andreas Pereira (Valencia CF)

Came on for Carlos Soler in the 65th minute and managed to bag an assist in his side’s 3-0 victory over Leganes in La Liga. Daniel Parejo, Rodrigo Moreno and Santi Mina scored for the hosts, who maintain their four point lead over Real Madrid and stay on second position, behind league leaders Barcelona.

The young Brazilian had yet another game to remember as his stunning cross was met with a bullet header from Rodrigo, which made the score 2-0, just five minutes after the United loanee’s introduction.

His side next face Espanyol away from home after the international break ends.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Leeds United)

Still hasn’t completely from his ankle injury and missed the successive defeats to Derby County and Brentford in the Championship. Sam Winnall scored a brace to help Derby County to a 2-1 win, while Neal Maupay, Ryan Woods and Yoann Barbet scored in a 3-1 win for Brentford on Saturday.

The left-back suffered the injury in the Carabao Cup defeat to Leicester City, and his injury isn’t well-timed since he had a chance to force his way into the side in Gaetano Berardi’s absence.

While boss Thomas Christiensen hasn’t given an update on his condition yet, fans would be hoping to see the youngster return to action as they face Middlesbrough after the international break. His side has now lost four games in a row, and after a brief period on top of the table, they’re now languishing in the tenth place with 23 points.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace)

Played full 90 minutes of his side’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Tottenham in the Premier League. Roy Hodgson’s men were condemned to yet another defeat, this time due to a goal by Son Heung-Min. The right back didn’t make any problems for his side, and even though he looked shaky whenever facing the menacing Danny Rose, he still managed to avoid conceding from his side even when the Spurs’ left back ventured forward too often. The young Dutch defender did make a couple of well-timed tackles, but the glitches in his technical ability were visible far too often.

With this defeat, the gap between them and 19th placed Swansea City has widened to four points, and they are next in action after the international break as they host a manager less Everton in the Premier League.

Matty Willock (FC Utrecht)

Came on in the 88th minute as his side stunned AFC Ajax 2-1 in the Eredivisie. Was given the task of protecting his back line and to prevent the hosts from equalising, as Zakaria Labyad’s brace was enough to condemn the title challengers to a shock defeat. His side remain eighth in the league, and face S.B.V. Excelsior after the international break.