Manchester United are set to be active and involve in the coming transfer window heavily, as they remain keen to get the title challenges underway with squad changes for the second half of the season. Aside plans to recruit players, the Red Devils are also hoping to deploy their youngsters on loan for the remainder of the season and have already done so with one of the promising squad members.
With great quality and option in both Spain international, De Gea and Argentina international, Romero, the goalkeeping department is well-covered, and in order to get more playing time and develop, the club has decided to send 3rd choice keeper, Joel Castro Pereira on a loan to League One side, Rochdale until January 1.
Tipped as a potential replacement for the role in-between the sticks at the Theater of dreams, the Portugal under-19 international has seen little of opportunity in the squad and was earlier loaned out in October to Rochdale on a 1-month loan. After putting pen to paper for a contract with Manchester United in August, the player will now go on a 2nd loan stint at the League side after having put up impressive performances during his time. The 19 year-old made a single appearance for the club and it was in impressive one. Rochdale manager, Keith Hill was sad to see Castro leave after such a short while, but will now be glad to see him return.
The teenage goalkeeping sensation known for his remarkable spot kicks mastery was in goal for Rochdale during their 1-0 defeat to Morecambe in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy quarter-final. He managed to save a penalty kick and earned himself a Man of the Match award for his heroics.