Walsall ‘in talks’ with Manchester United over loan of left-back Reece Devine

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The left-back is yet to make an appearances for the Red Devils’ senior team.

Manchester United are ‘in talks’ to loan Under-23s defender Reece Devine to Walsall according to reports.

The 20-year-old was recently recalled from his loan move at St Johnstone, after spending the first half of the season with the Scottish Premiership side.

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According to Football Insider, the Red Devils are looking to loan the left-back out for the remainder of the campaign before the winter transfer window deadline on 31 January.

They add that Walsall are interested in taking Devine on loan and are ‘in talks’ with United to do so.

The League Two club are currently 17th in England’s fourth-tier and without a win in five league matches.

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What has Devine’s form been like?

Devine is no stranger to the Midlands having been born in Stourbridge and began his youth career with Wolverhampton Wanderers, before moving to the Red Devils’ rivals Manchester City and then to Old Trafford in 2018.

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He featured 10 times for St Johnstone in all competitions, including making his senior debut against Galatasaray in a Europa League Qualifying match in Turkey which ended 1-1.

However, things haven’t been plain sailing in Scotland’s top-flight for the club and 20-year-old, with the Saints sat bottom of the league with three wins from 22 games.

The left-back was a regular for United’s U23 team last season, but since his return from loan is yet to feature in Neil Wood’s team.

To add to speculation, at the start of the window, Walsall boss Matt Taylor indicated he is targeting a full-back this month, as per the Express and Star.

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