I think we'll be able to get his loan extended for the rest of the season.
We obviously want to but the question was always whether Man Utd saw him as a squad player for the second half of the season. I think his panicked moments in front of goal are what's really holding him back - he should probably be on five goals this season and would then have started to come to Moyes' attention but until he starts converting chances, he's all ours!
It's a shame he's not had a look in - it's not like he was an inherited player, MM went out and paid money for him, something he's not been able to do very often!
Another one who got injured at the wrong time and then really struggled to get back in, I think he has all the attributes to become a good player for us, but with zero opportunities to prove why he should be picked, it's going to be very difficult. The fact he can't even play with the U21s doesn't help.
I know he's not been offered it and hopefully it'll never be offered, but with all the speculation, I was thinking - What would be the point in MM taking it now, from a career development perspective?
It's literally ages until the next tournament and if they don't qualify for that one (which could happen, even with MM as their manager, as the team is just not very strong at the moment), then it's years and years wasted with nothing to show.
Managers rarely come out of an International job with much credibility anymore, it's hardly going to result in him getting a top management job at the end of it.
Maybe it would be his heart ruling his head if he did agree to it, but he's never struck me as someone who would think in that way.
Regardless of whether he's offered it, I think he's staying.
How can someone be 20 (21 next month) and have only played one professional match in their entire career, that being against Stevenage in the League Cup. It's great to have been brought up with the youth team facilities of the Manchesters but it's incredible for a player of his age (and apparent calibre) to have not played anything at a senior level ever.
With him now third choice right back, there must be a League One or Two club who would benefit from taking him until January? Can't see him making the grade with us if he only plays once per month for the U21s. Anyone know Kiwomya's number at Notts County?!
I love that McCarthy has signed these youngsters, exactly the approach we need to be taking and what he's done so well at in the past. I haven't seen any of them in action for the U21s or anything, so wondered if anyone had early thoughts on if their potential indicates they'll be good enough to make the grade?
They're young, but certainly not too young for the first team (all 18-20 right?), I was hoping Veseli would push on quickly given his youth background, but not sure any are currently close to the first team?
Of the three, who looks like they might break into the side first, and who's going to end up at Notts County?!