Man Utd Loanee sends reminder to Ralf Rangnick as Nathan Bishop gets disguised


Mirror Sport examines how the harvest of young Manchester United players on loan to the EFL went over the weekend as they took part in the Championship and FA Cup second round matches

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Manchester United are about to start a new era under Ralf Rangnick.

Sunday will see the German coach take charge of his first Red Devils game since being announced as interim manager.

United welcome Crystal Palace to the Premier League.

He succeeds Michael Carrick who oversaw three unbeaten games as a goalkeeper before leaving the club midweek.

Over the summer, United sent a batch of players on loan. And a handful of them are in the EFL as they look to continue their development.

Here, we take a look at how these players fared over the weekend for their respective temporary employers.

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James Garner flies away delighted to have scored for Nottingham Forest against Peterborough

It was an unforgettable day for Garner, who scored and assisted one in Nottingham Forest’s 2-0 home win over Peterborough United.

Asked to play a slightly unknown role as No.10, Garner showed glimpses of the type of form he regularly displayed during his first loan at Forest last season.

He really shone after the break against Posh, shooting at home the first game before setting Ryan Yates up for the second from a corner.

Reds boss Steve Cooper said of Garner: “It was a personal challenge for Jimmy to get into the six-yard box, and he did.

“You have to be there to score, and he was.”

Ethan Laird






Ethan Laird played 78 minutes for Swansea against Middlesbrough

Laird played 78 minutes for Swansea as they lost at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

But he struggled to win in the contest, despite Swansea leading possession as they usually do.

He could only score one goal attempt but it was directly against Boro goalkeeper Luke Daniels. He was replaced late by Joël Latibeaudiere.

Di’Shon Bernard

Bernard played the full 90 minutes as Hull City continued their resurgent form with a respectable 1-1 draw at Reading.

The Tigers are now undefeated in five games and while Bernard will be disappointed not to have been able to contribute to a clean sheet, it was a wonderful goal that broke the deadlock.

Reading’s Tom Holmes delivered a spectacular aerial kick from a few yards away. But Mallik Wilks fired back in response to make sure the loot was shared.

Ethan Galbraith

The youngster from Northern Ireland missed Doncaster’s FA Cup second round loss at home to Mansfield Town.

The Rovers are without a manager after sacking Richie Wellens midweek. Goalkeeper Gary McSheffrey said of Galbraith’s absence: “He (Ethan) just felt a tight hip flexor.

“I think he felt it Wednesday night but passed. He did a fitness test and he still felt bad.

“I told him ‘I’d love to have you there, but one thing I don’t want is to miss you for the next few games.’

“I hope it’s good news for him on Monday, but we’ll wait and see.”

Nathan Bishop

While Galbraith sympathized with his teammates, Bishop celebrated a mini-cup shock for Mansfield.

Bishop played the full 90 minutes in a 3-2 upside down victory that secures the Stags’ place in the FA Cup third round.

However, that didn’t stop him from being lightly criticized by his boss Nigel Clough.

Clough said: “The only one that disappoints me right now is Nathan Bishop because I think the ratio of goals he’s conceding right now to the number of shots he’s shooting is incredibly high.

“I’m not sure why he doesn’t keep the sheets clean.”

D’Mani Mellor

Mellor’s nightmare spell in Salford City shows no signs of changing. The youngster has only played once for the Ammies since coming on loan – and that was in August.

They face Chesterfield in the FA Cup on Sunday night, but Mellor is not part of the squad.

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