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Ryan Shawcross has linked up with two fellow Academy graduates in Florida.
Continuing the focus on transfers, there were not too many big deals in January but Joshua King switched from Bournemouth to Everton. The Cherries moved in the market themselves to land Ben Pearson from Preston North End. Two more former Reds youngsters on the rise and attracting plenty of interest in a quiet window.
Even those who merely concentrate on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team squad will have seen ex-Academy men performing against us recently. Sam Johnstone, for instance, impressed in goal for West Brom and, only last week, we faced Real Sociedad’s Adnan Januzaj. It’s just a shame he’ll be deprived the traditional warm welcome back from the most respectful of supporters in Thursday’s Europa League second leg at Old Trafford.
It is always encouraging to know those who have flown the nest are doing well for themselves, just as much as it is tracking the progress of our current loanees doing the business for other teams.