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Loanee pair will want to show Mourinho that they’re the answer to his problems

With the loan window now closed, we here at the Manc Cave are taking a look at a couple of the loanees from the United academy who are dotted about in the lower leagues of English football.

United have long been associated with youth and a club ethos of promoting young players. The Red Devils 80 year record of consistently naming a player from their academy in the matchday squad, speaks volumes in itself.

Many believed when Jose Mourinho took over, that this tradition would fizzle out  – however, he has fully embraced the traditions of the club.

United currently have a host of players out on loan including:

Joel Periera – Vitoria Setubal
Axel Tuanzebe – Aston Villa
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson – Scunthorpe United
Tim Fosu-Mensah – Fulham
James Wilson – Aberdeen

Indeed, it takes something special to break into the first team like Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard have done in recent years. Even though it’s early on in the season, let’s have a look at how two of the Red Devil youngsters can possibly be the answer to Mourinho’s defensive headache…
United will be hoping that Tuanzebe can learn some vital tricks of the trade, from former United Captian and Villa manager Steve Bruce.
Having spent the second half of the season at Villa Park, Tuanzebe has rejoined on loan this year but suffered an indifferent start back at the Villians.
Having only played five games so far, Tuanzebe has a lot to learn still. Indeed, he’s showing the talent – it just needs nurturing this season.

Borthwick-Jackson will be hoping for a better loan spell than, he has endured over the past two seasons.

Where he played once last year at Leeds before having his spell cut short in January and, at Wolves the previous season, only grabbing a handful of games all season.

Borthwick-Jackson has started four games so far this year in League 1 and the EFL Cup and played the full 90 minutes in every game.

He’ll be sure to finally show his potential.

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