David Beckham’s top five man utd loans to Dean Henderson with Amad set to leave


The Red Devils are using the loan system to help develop some of their most exciting young stars and teen striker Amad is the final set for a temporary exit from Old Trafford

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Manchester United continue to take advantage of the loan market to accelerate the development of their next generation of young stars.

The Red Devils can’t afford to give all of their promising academy players playing time on a bloated squad and loan moves allow youngsters to shine on the first team.

Ralf Rangnick has already sanctioned Teden Mengi’s temporary exit from Birmingham City, while Ethan Laird has swapped Swansea City for top-flight Bournmoeuth and Axel Tuanzebe will spend the rest of the season in Napoli.

And Mirror Football understands that Ivorian teenager Amad could join Mengi in the Midlands this month after limited opportunities this season.

Here, we take a look back at five of the most successful loan spells for celebs who left Old Trafford.

David Beckham

David Beckham spent a month in Preston North End

A five-game spell at Preston North End is often overlooked when thinking about David Beckham’s trophy-laden United career.

The “Class of 92” graduate traded the bright lights of Old Trafford for 19-year-old Deepdale under the guidance of father figure boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Beckham had previously scored for the Red Devils in the Champions League but was sent to the divisions for more consistent first-team football.

And after a month-long loan spell that included a direct goal from a corner kick on his debut, Ferguson had seen enough.

He was ready to become a star on the world stage.

Dean Henderson

Henderson had a brilliant two-year spell with the Blades



Dean Henderson spent a season at Shrewsbury but it was two years in South Yorkshire with Sheffield United where he truly established himself as the best goalkeeper.

The England keeper played a key role in promoting the Blades into the top flight and arguably was the Premier League goalkeeper as Chris Wilder’s men finished incredibly eighth the following season.

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Henderson appeared to have usurped David de Gea for United’s top spot for a brief period last season after returning to Old Trafford.

But he is now firmly behind the Spaniard in the pecking order after a bout of Covid halted his progress.

Perhaps the 24-year-old hopes to use the loaner system again this month to secure some valuable playing time for the remainder of the campaign.

Jesse Lingard

Lingard scored nine times for West Ham last season

Jesse Lingard has made full use of the loan system during his career.

The England international’s patience for his chance at United took him to Leicester, Birmingham, Brighton and Derby before finally playing at Old Trafford.

But one of the most significant loan spells in recent memory has been Lingard’s fleeting glow at West Ham.

Lingard was left out by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last January and was allowed to move to east London for the last four months of the season.

His impact has been stellar, as he has scored nine times to secure European football for the Hammers and earn an unexpected callback from England.

But after United opted to keep the midfielder this summer, Lingard is entering the January window with playing time frustrations similar to last season with still limited opportunities under new boss Rangnick.

Jonny evans

Evans took home the Young Player of the Year award at Sunderland


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Jonny Evans was a vastly underrated defender at United and the longevity of his Premier League career since his outing under Louis Van Gaal is a testament to his quality.

Without the impregnable partnership of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, the Northern Irishman would surely have made dozens of additional appearances for the Red Devils.

But it was under Roy Keane at Sunderland that Evans got the experience he would need to play under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Evans moved to Wearside in 2006 and was part of the Black Cats squad which was promoted to the Premier League.

He was beloved at the Stadium of Light for his compound defensive performances on a season-long loan and even joined the following January as the club retained their top-flight status.

After winning Sunderland’s Young Player of the Year award at just 19, Evans has proven he’s ready for the big stage at United.

Danny Welbeck

Welbeck has scored six times on loan at Sunderland



It was at Wearside that another United player made his mark as Danny Welbeck shone at the Stadium of Light.

United boss Ferguson loaned raw talent Welbeck to Sunderland, led by great former Scottish defender Steve Bruce, in the 2010/11 season and reaped the rewards.

Welbeck has scored six goals in 28 games for the Black Cats and has proven he has what it takes to thrive in a physically demanding division.

Just months after returning to Old Trafford, Welbeck became a regular holder and he memorable scored in an 8-2 rout against Arsenal.

While Welbeck ultimately struggled before leaving to join the Gunners, the forward fulfilled his dream playing for the team he supported as a child.

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