Manchester United’s on loan players have had mixed seasons. We’ll be taking a look at how the majority of the main on loan lads did, and give them a loan rating out of 10.
Javier Hernandez spent the 2014/15 season on loan at Real Madrid. Although the Mexican was by no means a starting player, he did make a relatively good amount of appearances. 33 times the 27-year-old had a run out for Los Blancos, scoring 9 goals. It is thought that Madrid have the option to make Hernandez’s deal permanent, however it is unclear whether or not the Spanish side will activate this clause. Louis van Gaal is supposeidely looking for a new striker in the summer transfer window, which could mean he has no plans for Chicarito.
Tom Cleverley’s time at Villa was relatively successful. The 25-year-old played a big part in the side’s FA Cup run and also their league survival. Cleverley has also earned a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad, which shows the players change in form. However, Cleverley will almost certainly not be at United next season, after he completed a medical and apparently signed a deal with Everton.
Rating – 7/10
Nani has enjoyed a good season at Sporting Lisbon, scoring 12 goals in 35 games. The winger still has a big contract at United, which will be hard to shift, but clubs such as Juventus and Lazio have shown an interest in the Portuguese international. Although it s 50/50 whether he will stay in Manchester, his form with Sporting will surely ensure that United can sell for a reasonable fee in the summer.
Rating – 7/10
Having made a bright start at United following his arrival from Crewe in 2012, the 21-year-old midfielder has had a big dip in form. Injuries have halted Powell’s progress and he was sent on loan to Leicester City, however that deal was cut short after he failed to impress. Whether another loan option will come about for Powell remains to be seen, but with just a year left on his contract it could be that LvG offloads the youngster.
Rating – 3/10
After a good pre-season, James was sent on loan to Rotherham. He failed to make any sort of real impact there, and finished the season with Huddersfield where he scored one of the most unbelievable goals of the season, direct from a corner. The 21-year-old will surely be given more time at United, and could be sent out on loan again next season.
Rating – 5/10
The Chilean forward was signed for £3m from Universidad de Chile in 2012, but he is yet to really make a name for himself at United. At just 21, Henriquez spent the year at Dinamo Zagreb, where he scored 29 goals in 36 games. Henriquez would be a good gamble for LvG to take, however it seems he has an agreement to join Zagreb permanently in the summer. 10/10 I’m giving Henriquez, 1 shy of 30 goals is not half bad.
Rating – 10/10
Lingard started United’s first game of the season, but a big injury halted his game, and the majority of his season. He since spent a few months on loan at Derby, where he managed to play a relatively big part, although he was not a member of the regular starting XI. What will happen with Lingard next season remains to be seen, a loan move seems the most likely after the player signed a new contract at United.
Rating – 6/10
The 22-year-old goalkeeper has spent his season at both Doncaster and Preston. He had successful spells at both clubs and appeared regularly. However, the uncertainty as to whether he will ever become a United keeper will surely put him off staying at Old Trafford. He may look to make a move away. Nevertheless he made a big impact at both clubs he payed at this season.
Rating – 7/10