Man Utd boss drops loan hint after youngster's debut and names Lionesses star as 'wonderful example'

Marc Skinner revealed his plan for 18-year-old Evie Rabjohn after she her debut for Manchester United in their 7-0 win over Everton in the League Cup last night.
Evie Rabjohn made her Manchester United debut in the 7-0 win over Everton last night. Cr. Getty ImagesEvie Rabjohn made her Manchester United debut in the 7-0 win over Everton last night. Cr. Getty Images
Evie Rabjohn made her Manchester United debut in the 7-0 win over Everton last night. Cr. Getty Images

Manchester United boss Marc Skinner drop the biggest hint yet that teenage star Evie Rabjohn may move on loan in January.

The former Aston Villa academy product made her first appearance in red last night, replacing Jayde Riviere in the 63rd minute as Skinner's side demolished Everton 7-0 in the Continental Cup and Skinner revealed how his plans for the 18-year-old this coming season.

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"I have this policy that, with the way we play and how we expect us to be with or without the ball, that any new player or young player has at least six months in the training environment," explained the 40-year-old boss.

"You have to learn what it is to be a Manchester United player - everybody expects more of us than what our five years would suggest. So I have to prepare the players to do that. If there's opportunity to bring players in during those moments - bring them in - but it is important they come into a position where they can go and play" added Skinner.

Rabjohn, who joined the club in the summer from Aston Villa, is one of the country's most highly rated youngsters and, alongside fellow summer buys Phallon Tullis-Joyce and Gemma Evans, had her first taste of the Leigh Sports Village (LSV) atmosphere in last night's thumping win. However, Skinner urged patience when it comes his young star.

"Look at Grace Clinton for example. She's a wonderful example of having six months with us, then goes on loan the last part of that season then goes on a second loan and she is performing the way she is performing. I'm really pleased with that - that's design," he said.

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"If there's a space where Evie can play more, yes, but if not we'll be looking to place her in a position where she can actually then go and show her qualities but she's learnt how to hold a Manchester United mentality. In training everyday, we are relentless, we are going to ask of you. So she's learnt that she can not take her foot off the gas if she wants to play for us going forwards" Skinner added.

Manchester United return to Women's Super League action this summer as they welcome to LSV Rehanne Skinner's West Ham United and the United boss revealed he has been impressed with the Hammers this season.

"I think they've recruited well considering she (Rehanne) didn't have a lot of time to do that. They won't be happy with the Bristol City result but they've been playing really well. They'll be as dangerous as any team we've faced so far.

"I'm sure Rehanne will be pretty happy considering. If you look at the Chelsea game (West Ham lost 2-1), I felt there were large moments of that game where they could have taken a result. They're a tough opponent that we absolutely have to concentrate 100 per cent to navigate.

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"But we also have to play the way we play. We've got to maximise the spaces they give us. We'll create chances like we have done in other games but we have to be ruthless and finish them.

"Irene Guerrero still won’t be available for this one. Aoife Mannion isn’t still. Everyone else is available for this one" added the United boss. Manchester United take on West Ham United this Sunday in the Women's Super League, with kick off scheduled for 12pm.