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Besides Alex Telles, this other fullback will leave Manchester United

This young player will try to get more minutes on a loan deal

By Harry Smith

This young player will try to get more minutes on a loan deal
This young player will try to get more minutes on a loan deal
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This past Monday, the transfer market most reliable journalist, Fabrizio Romano informed that Manchester United and Watford were negotiating for Ethan Laird for a season loan deal. Today, reporters like Samuel Luckhurst and James Ducker confirmed that the defender will play for ‘The Hornets’ next season.

The young academy player has been a regular on the United U-23 team and has even played some matches with the senior team this past couple of years. As well as some loans to MK Donks and Swansea City. Last season he was part of the squad but was loaned out on January to Bournemouth, so he could play more matches on a competitive league like the Championship.

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The 20-year-old will only benefit from this loan as he will play with a team that aspires to win the tournament and earn a spot in the Premier League. The right-back is of the liking of Erik Ten Hag after seeing his quality during the pre-season trainings and games. The Dutch manager likes his attitude but can’t guarantee him minutes on the pitch.

Laird has played for England’s youth teams all the way up to the U-19, where he has shown his speed, stamina and quality on the ball. With the possible exist of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, it could be just a matter of time to see him as the second-choice right-back for Ten Hag next season as he sees a lot of potential in him.

Alex Telles, on his way out

It’s confirmed by Fabrizio Romano. Alex Telles will play for Sevilla FC next year on a season loan deal. He is the first defender to leave this transfer window as there are more expected to go. However, the Brazilian is coming back on June 2023 to fight for a spot on the team.


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