Brady, Keane and Lingard leave United on 1-month loan deals
After being knocked out of the Carling Cup last week, today has seen a number of Manchester United youngsters move to Championship clubs for first-team experience. Robbie Brady, Michael Keane and Jesse Lingard, who are all considered prospects for the future, are just the latest of a few United youngsters who are currently on loan at other clubs.
Brady joins Hull City, where he spent a year on loan at last year, while Keane and Lingard both travel to Leicester City with whom Tom Cleverley had a loan spell a few years back. Brady, who has recently featured in Ireland’s senior national team, has impressed Ferguson, but is unlikely to get too many opportunities at United at his current age. The youngster signed the one-month deal early enough today to feature in City’s match tonight against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The same applies for Keane and Lingard, who are likely to be in Leicester City’s squad to face Bolton Wanderers. Speaking of the deal, Leicester manager Nigel Pearson said:
“We have been operating with a smaller, more balanced squad this season, but we felt the time was right to increase the options available to us. Not only do Michael and Jesse add a great deal of quality to the group, they are also the type of hungry young players that will fit in well with what is already a very strong squad.”