It's been a hectic holiday period this year and I've watched some good games and some bad. Losing to Blackburn at home was nothing short of a disaster. Although it didn't appear to cost us at the time due to City's loss at Sunderland, I think those will be some important points come May this year.
Kiko Macheda has started a loan spell at QPR which I hope will be more successful than the loan deal with Napoli last year. I think a loan to a Premier League eclub is what is needed for Kiko to develop well as a player this season.
Ryan Tunnicliffe has been on loan at Peterborough and the loan spell has been extended to the end of the season.
Manutd.com's Gemma Thompson writes:
Sir Alex says he is assessing the best way to get some of his fringe players more game-time in the coming months following United's exit from the Carling Cup.
The competition has provided the manager with the perfect opportunity to give a number of the younger players some much needed minutes on the pitch, but the Reds' quarter-final defeat on Wednesday night has left Sir Alex pondering what to do next, with the boss revealing that he is considering sending some players out on loan.
"The problem we have is to do with the Reserve league there is now - it's really a youth league," explained Sir Alex at Friday's press conference.
"That is a big problem. We'll be reviewing the whole situation in terms of how we get more games for the players.
"They're young and every young player wants to play and we have to give them that opportunity."
|Ritchie De Laet continues his loan spell at Norwich City until 30th June 2012 whilst Joshua King is at Borussia Mönchengladbach. Sam Johnstone is on loan to Scunthorpe United, the loan is due to end during this current transfer window but may be extended to the end of the season.|