Learn on loan: Man Utd’s most effective loan periods
Despite all his promises, gifted midfielder Bojan Djordjic found his Reds career stalled in the years after winning the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award in 2000. A lack of senior action at United Made him look elsewhere for minutes and it was during his third loan, with his hometown club Red Star Belgrade, that he found his mojo. Alongside future Reds defender Nemanja Vidic, Djordjic has established himself as a key member of the squad, scoring 25 appearances, scoring his first senior goal in a UEFA Cup victory over Odense and winning medals for the winners of the league and cup of Serbia.
After making the leap into senior football two years earlier but finding his way to consistency blocked by Ryan Giggs, Kieran Richardson joined West Bromwich Albion, then back in the Premier League and lacking in creative inspiration. A dozen outings later, the 20-year-old was chaired from the Hawthorns field on the shoulders of supporters.
Meanwhile, Richardson has scored three times, including the decisive second goal in West Brom’s win over Portsmouth to the Hawthorns, a win that gave the Baggies the unique honor of being the only club to avoid relegation after starting. the last day of the Prime Minister. League season in last position.
Speaking later in his career, the winger pleaded for the benefits of his transfer, stressing: âI left United on the outskirts and came back as a full English international. to go on loan, to gain experience and to show what you can do, I am proof of that.
Cultured left-handed midfielder unfortunate enough to rival Paul Scholes, Roy Keane and later Michael Carrick, David Jones took the little-traveled path of the Netherlands Eredivisie for the 2005/06 season. After a few weeks on the bench at NEC Nijmegen, the England junior international had his chance in an unknown 4-3-3 approach and duly thrived, scoring four goals in two games and becoming a mainstay in the second half of the season. . By the end of his term, he had won second place in the player of the year fan vote and a new three-year contract with United.