Preston North End want Manchester United youngster Alvaro Fernandez back on loan
Manchester United youngster Alvaro Fernandez is once again being eyed by Preston North End ahead of the upcoming transfer window, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The Spaniard spent the 2022/23 season on loan at the Championship outfit. This summer, the Lancashire-based club want to take the full-back on a temporary move once again.
To that end, the Red Devils held talks with the Deepdale Stadium side regarding the 20-year-old during the FA Cup final. Their director Peter Ridsdale spoke with the Old Trafford side during our 2-1 loss to Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.
However, no decision is expected to be made just yet. United are looking to wait until the Red Devils’ pre-season tour in the United States of America ends before making a decision on any of the players.
Fernandez thrived at PNE. They are keen on having him back for one more year. In the 2022/23 season, the Spaniard made 42 appearances in all competitions for the Championship outfit, providing six assists.
The 20-year-old mostly played as a wing-back on the left for the Deepdale Stadium side. Ryan Lowe’s team ended up finishing 12th in the second tier of English football.
United signed Tyrell Malacia last summer. The Holland international has mostly played as a backup to Luke Shaw in the current campaign.
The England international has been Erik ten Hag’s go-to option at left-back. This season, the former Southampton star has put in some impressive displays for the Red Devils and has even played in central defence on a few occasions.
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As things stand, the Old Trafford side have two good options on the left-hand side of the defence. It will evidently be difficult for Fernandez to get regular minutes at the moment. Therefore, another loan move seems like a good option.