Manchester United youngster Zidane Iqbal is set to be given a chance in the first team this season before a decision on his future is made in January.
As per the reliable Jonathan Shrager, the 19-year-old will not be immediately allowed to leave the club in this window.
“Current plan for Zidane Iqbal is to stay at Manchester United.”
“He will continue to train with the first team whilst playing in some U21 games.”
“A good chance he’ll feature in Europa League and/or cup games.”
“Then the club will review it for a potential loan in January.”
Shrager also says that Erik ten Hag is a huge fan of the academy graduate.
Current plan for Zidane Iqbal is to stay at Manchester United, continue to train with first team whilst playing in some U21 games. A good chance he’ll feature in Europa League and/or cup games, and then the club will review it for a potential loan in January. Ten Hag is a big fan
— Jonas Hen Shrag (@JonathanShrager) August 30, 2022
The news that Iqbal will be retained at the club, for the time being, will be welcomed by supporters.
He was one of United’s pre-season heroes, catching the eye of many with his calmness under pressure and ball-carrying ability.
The Red Devils could do with a player of Iqbal’s capabilities, seeing as they are now almost certain to miss out on the services of Frenkie de Jong, now tipped to remain in Spain with Barcelona.
It could very well be that this is his season to finally break through into the first team.
United Matchday Magazine – the online football programme
D-Day. Vardy’s party. Arteta’s vendetta. United can crash them all in one week. Get your special DOUBLE issue of the United Matchday Magazine NOW.
- Online football content like you’ve never seen before
- Prepare for the game with our preview, team news and tactical analysis
- Get carefully selected news, transfer news, intelligent opinion and humour
- Instantly delivered to your device with easy and secure online ordering
- Click Preview to see more or buy the double issue now for just £2.00/$2.35
- Limited time offer: SAVE 33% on a season pass – use discount code SEASON33 at checkout.