The youngster was expected to join the Dutch side last week, however, Utrecht considered their options following their Europa League exit after tasting defeat at the hands of St Petersburg Zenit.
Willock broke into the Manchester United first team after impressing the club’s higher-ups during his time playing for the Red Devils’ u-23 team.
However, because of the arrival of Nemanja Matic, and the already established first-team players like Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, and Marouane Fellaini already occupying the midfield roles, he faces tough competition for a spot on the teamsheet.
Therefore, a loan move is certainly sensible, and would offer regular competitive action.
Though Willock failed to feature for the Reds in a competitive match, his displays for the u-23s were enough to impress Utrecht, who finished fourth in Holland’s Eredivisie last time around.
— UtdHQ (@UtdHQ) August 30, 2017
The talented youngster has high expectations to meet in the Dutch league, and will be looking to perform well enough to impress United boss Jose Mourinho. He is expected to be unveiled in new colours on a season-long loan deal in the coming hours.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.