Manchester United’s Vanja Milinkovic on trial with SV Darmstadt 98

by Sam Peoples

Vanja Milinkovic is currently on trial at German side SV Darmstadt 98 ahead of a potential loan move.

The 18-year-old Serbian goalkeeper joined Manchester United last summer but was immediately loaned back to FC Vojvodina where he spent the whole campaign.

After being in the Serbia squad for their triumph at the U20s World Cup this summer, Milinkovic said he was interested in securing a loan move away from Man United to make sure he played regular first-team football to help his progression.

By the looks of it, SV Darmstadt 98 will be where he moves as long as he has a successful trial there.

At 2.02m, Milinkovic is a giant of a goalkeeper, especially considering he is only 18 and could still grow some more. That imposing frame puts him in good stead for learning to cope with how physical first-team football is instead of the lower levels.

A loan spell is a smart move for Milinkovic given that Joel Castro Pereira and Sam Johnstone would be ahead of him in the pecking order for United’s U21s.

Fans are looking forward to seeing what he can do in a United shirt but they might have to wait a bit longer than they expected.

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