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Manchester United loan watch as defender wins man of the match and youngster grabs assist

Published on: 06 October 2022

Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from their derby defeat at the weekend when they face off against Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The Reds lost 6-3 to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon, but have the chance to secure their second win of the season in Europe when they travel to Cyprus.

With United not competing in the Champions League this season, Erik ten Hag's side were not in action on Tuesday night. However, several of the club's loan players were, and got valuable minutes under their belts.

Alvaro Fernandez, Amad and Ethan Laird were among those in action, with several youngsters starring.

The Spanish full-back was named man of the match as Preston North End defeated West Brom 1-0 at home - with Fernandez grabbing the assist for the winning goal.

Fernandez has been impressive in recent weeks and was lauded for his showing in the 0-0 draw at Sunderland on Saturday. The 19-year-old has made nine appearances for Preston, registering three assists.

Laird also registered a match-winning assist as Queens Park Rangers defeated high-flying Sheffield United 1-0, with the right-back once again playing the full 90 minutes.

The 21-year-old was praised by manager Michael Beale, who insisted that the youngster had been 'fantastic' all campaign.

The young attacker made his first start for Sunderland after signing for the Black Cats on a season-long loan in the summer. Amad had a great chance to score against Blackpool in the first half, but couldn't make the most of his opportunity.

Amad appeared to have hurt his elbow during the 0-0 draw following a tough challenge, and Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray suggested he needed to improve his end product.

The Tunisia midfielder, who registered an assist just six minutes after coming on at the weekend, was once again a substitute in midweek as Birmingham City lost 1-0 to Middlesbrough. He is yet to start a game so far this season

Birmingham's defeat ended a run of four unbeaten games for the Midlanders and saw them drop to 19th place in the Championship.

Wellens was an unused substitute during Oldham Athletic's 2-2 draw with Scunthorpe United in the National League.

Source: m.allfootballapp.com

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