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Loan watch: Alvaro Fernandez, Dean Henderson and Ethan Galbraith struggle in defeats

by Derick Kinoti

Some Manchester United loanees were in action today for their sides, in the Premier League, Championship and la Liga.

This is how United’s stars performed while featuring for their temporary employers.

Dean Henderson

Henderson started in goal for Nottingham Forest in a 1-0 loss at the Molineux. Henderson’s side were downed by a Ruben Neves penalty in the 56th minute.

The shot-stopper had a below-par performance, as his stats show.

The 25-year-old only made one save, and a single high claim. He had 38 touches of the ball.

Henderson only completed four out of the 20 long balls he attempted to ping to his teammates, failing to show his distribution and ability on the ball. He registered a 48.4% pass accuracy.

The result has left Forest bottom in the league. The United loanee along with his teammates have a fight on their hands to stay up this season.

Ethan Galbraith

Galbraith, currently out with Salford City, saw his team lose 1-0 against Bradford. The youngster played 90 minutes.

The 21-year-old had 71 touches of the ball and an impressive 88.5% pass accuracy. The Northern Irish footballer made two interceptions in the game.

Gailbraith will be disappointed in his duel numbers. He lost all his ground and aerial duels against Bradford. He also lost possession 12 times and failed to complete a single dribble.

Amad Diallo

Diallo’s struggles with Sunderland seem far from over after he only featured for 45 minutes for the Black Cats.

Sunderland cruised to a 2-1 win against Wigan Athletic.

Diallo registered one shot off-target and only completed one out of the two dribbles he attempted.

The attacker had 27 touches of the ball and an 84.2% pass success rate. In addition to this, the Ivorian completed the one long ball he tried and made two interceptions.

He made one tackle and lost possession six times.

Diallo urgently needs to address his productivity in his loan spell with Sunderland, which is not going according to plan. Should it come to it, the club must make a decision about continuing the loan to avoid stunting his development.

Alvaro Fernandez

United’s young left-back played in defence as Ryan Lowe’s men fell to Stoke City in a 2-0 thrashing.

Fernadez, who has earned himself plaudits for his star showings in Preston colours had 72 touches and a pass accuracy of 69.6% to his name.

The full-back made one clearance and five interceptions in the defeat to Stoke.

The 19-year-old completed 100% of his dribbles, 2/7 long balls and one key pass. He made one clearance and two interceptions.

Still a raw diamond, Fernandez lost the ball 20 times and failed to complete any of the four crosses he tried to put in.

Alex Telles

Brazilian star Telles played for Spanish club Sevilla in a 1-0 win against Mallorca.

Telles played for 67 minutes and had a mere 36 touches, 68.8% possession and just one key pass.

The 29-year-old only completed one cross out of the five he tried, won one ground duel and two in the air, and made a single foul.

He made one clearance, one interception and successfully delivered one long ball.

United’s loanees need to offer more than they have on today’s showing if they harbour hopes of breaking into Erik ten Hag’s plans and earning their big breaks with the first team. As their stats highlight, there is plenty of work to be done.

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