As Manchester United seem to be a squad satisfied with their purchases so far after an initially busy window, their transfer deadline day might have a few names heading out of Old Trafford.
After all but finishing their business with the signings of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelof, and Nemanja Matic, it is unlikely that Jose Mourinho will be splashing more cash on incoming names this summer.
However, the deadline day can see a few leaving the club, and Matty Willock became the first name in that category. The 21-year-old has agreed to join Dutch side FC Utrecht on a season-long loan.
The young lad is rumoured to be joining Utrecht’s second squad, and will be playing to impress his way into the first team as the season goes on. The player made the bench on a couple occasions last season, but failed to enter the pitch for his Red Devils debut.
Willock has played in the UEFA Youth League matches alongside the likes of Marcus Rashford, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe, but is yet to make a breakthrough into the senior side.
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After being a part of the reserves for two years now, the player believes that heading out on loan and achieving regular game time might help him improve in ways that brings about the chance to finally play for Jose Mourinho on the big stage at Old Trafford.
Manchester United seem to be genuine title contenders this year, and although Willock might have hoped to be a part of it, small steps and patience are the need of the hour for the player right now, and only consistency will eventually bring him to the top.
Written by Vikram Gupta
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