Man Utd loan watch: how these 5 players are faring at QPR, Nottingham Forest, Preston North End & more

We take a look at how Manchester United’s five loan players are performing at their temporary clubs.

Manchester United’s start to their Premier League campaign couldn’t have gone any worse with the Red Devils losing their opening two games to Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Erik ten Hag’s side sit 19th in the table ahead of Monday’s clash with Liverpool, who are also without a win in the league.

Several United players have been outed by fans and pundits for their poor performances so far, including David de Gea, Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay.

The Red Devils’ offensive display has also been underwhelming with the club’s only goal so far this season coming via an Alexis Mac Allister own goal.

United will hope to bounce back from the defeat at Brentford last week. Credit: Getty.
United will hope to bounce back from the defeat at Brentford last week. Credit: Getty.
United will hope to bounce back from the defeat at Brentford last week. Credit: Getty.

Ten Hag has bolstered his squad with the additions of Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia, while an agreement is in place for Brazilian midfielder Casemiro to become their fourth summer signing.

The United boss has opted to loan out five players during the transfer window, but how have they fared at their temporary clubs so far?

With that being said, we take a look at the five players currently away on loan from the Red Devils and how they have performed.

Dean Henderson - Nottingham Forest

The Englishman made just three appearances in all competitions for United last season and joined Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan, where he has thrived thus far.

Henderson saved Declan Rice’s penalty to help secure Forest’s first win of the season on August 14. Credit: Getty.
Henderson saved Declan Rice’s penalty to help secure Forest’s first win of the season on August 14. Credit: Getty.
Henderson saved Declan Rice’s penalty to help secure Forest’s first win of the season on August 14. Credit: Getty.

He has started all of Forest’s three Premier League games and is averaging a rating of 8.03, according to SofaScore and has kept one clean sheet so far.

The 25-year-old was one of Forest’s standout performers in their 1-0 win against West Ham United, where he made a number of vital saves, including Declan Rice’s penalty.

Alex Telles - Sevilla

The left-back secured a season-loan loan move to Sevilla at the beginning of August, but things haven’t gone swimmingly for the Brazilian so far.

He has come off the bench in both of their La Liga games, and much like his time at United, looks set to be used in a rotational role at Sevilla.

Telles has made two substitute appearances for Sevilla so far. Credit: Getty.
Telles has made two substitute appearances for Sevilla so far. Credit: Getty.
Telles has made two substitute appearances for Sevilla so far. Credit: Getty.

The 29-year-old is yet to win an aerial battle this campaign and has been part of a backline without a clean sheet in their opening two games.

Ethan Laird - Queens Park Rangers

The full-back is spending his fourth spell away from Old Trafford this season having joined Queens Park Rangers last Monday.

He made his debut for the Rs the following day in their 1-0 loss at home to Blackpool, while also starting on Saturday in their 1-1 draw against Rotherham United.

Despite not being part of a winning side so far this season, the 21-year-old is averaging a rating of 6.7, as per SofaScore, while making 2.5 clearances per game and 2.0 tackles.

Alvaro Fernandez - Preston North End

The Spaniard began his loan move in style, providing two assists in Preston North End’s 4-1 EFL Cup win over Huddersfield Town. However, he was substituted at half time due to an ankle injury and has missed their last three league games as a result.

Preston boss Ryan Lowe confirmed the 19-year-old was suffering from an ankle injury before the club’s clash with Watford on Saturday, with the loanee returning to United in order to receive treatment from the Red Devils’ physios.

Dermot Mee - Altrincham

The Under-21s star joined National League club Altrincham on an emergency loan until January last week after the Robins suffered injuries to both their senior goalkeepers.

Laird is yet to win a game while on loan at QPR. Credit: Getty.
Laird is yet to win a game while on loan at QPR. Credit: Getty.
Laird is yet to win a game while on loan at QPR. Credit: Getty.

No stranger to playing non-league, having featured for Witton Albion, Runcorn Linnets and Trafford, the Northern Ireland youth international featured in both of Altrincham’s last two league fixtures, conceding four goals.