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Liam Wood

Hannibal Mejbri shows passion with Birmingham City moment as Amad handed new role

Manchester United have several in-house matters to deal with right now as matches continue to come thick and fast across all four competitions.

Following their win over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, Erik ten Hag and his squad are straight back in Premier League action with an impending double-header against rivals Leeds United - starting on Wednesday night at Old Trafford - before heading to Elland Road on Sunday afternoon.

Between those assignments, Ten Hag will have one eye on how several loan players are faring away from the club. But who has most-recently impressed the manager?

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Eric Bailly is still suspended at Marseille following a horror tackle which brought him a seven-match ban, while Dean Henderson (thigh) and Alex Telles (knee) remain on the treatment tables. Here is our latest loan round-up as three teammates got down to business on Saturday afternoon.

Amad Diallo - Sunderland

Having struggled to showcase his talent at Rangers last season, Amad continues to impress with Sunderland and played another 90 minutes during their Championship draw with Millwall on Saturday afternoon. In doing so, the Ivorian was deployed in the number 10 position rather than out wide.

Amad did not get on the scoresheet on this occasion, although he has totted-up seven goals and two assists from 25 appearances. He had a rare off-day against Millwall and was rated 6/10 by Chronicle Live.

Hannibal Mejbri - Birmingham City

Hannibal certainly earned his rest on Saturday night! In a pulsating Championship meeting with Swansea, he provided the match-winning assist with no fewer than 97th minutes on the clock.

It was Auston Trusty who turned home to give Birmingham a 4-3 win. Tunisia international Hannibal was later shown a yellow card for excessive celebration as the Midlands side held on to move up to 18th in the table to ease relegation fears against their South Wales opponents.

Shola Shoretire in action for loan club Bolton Wanderers. (CameraSport via Getty Images)

Shola Shoretire - Bolton Wanderers

It has been an encouraging start to life with Bolton for the 19-year-old prospect. Shoretire was handed a third straight League Two start by Ian Evatt against Cheltenham and lasted 66 minutes.

Shoretire has yet to score or provide an assist for the promotion-chasers, but their 1-0 victory over the Robins was priceless for their play-off charge. It was a massive bonus to see him on the pitch in the first place so soon after his injury scare during the previous game with Charlton Athletic.

Axel Tuanzebe - Stoke City

Having completed a temporary move away from Old Trafford on January deadline day, Tuanzebe has stepped up training following injury concerns this season. However, he was unable to make the matchday squad during the 1-0 defeat to Luton Town at Kenilworth Road. Stoke take on Hull City next up.

Alvaro Fernandez - Preston North End

19-year-old full-back Fernandez didn't start Preston's disappointing 2-1 home loss to Championship rivals Bristol City on Saturday, but he was brought on in the 82nd minute. The United youngster came close to claiming a point for his side, but had his right-footed shot from outside the box charged down at the death.

Charlie McNeill - Newport County

United forward McNeill also left the club on loan in the January transfer window as he signed with Newport County until the end of the season. The League Two outfit took on Swindon Town in former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris' first game in charge for the visitors.

While his side won 2-1, McNeill will have been disappointed with his performance as he came away without managing to get on the scoresheet and was substituted in the 70th minute.

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