Manchester United youngster Donald Love has signed for Wigan Athletic on a two month loan deal.
The full-back signed for Man United in 2013 but is yet to make a first team appearance and has been given the opportunity to get some valuable playing time with the Latics.
Love has come through the academy with United and now at 20 years of age, he will be looking to play more regular first-team football.
Wigan manager Gary Caldwell is happy to have Love join the club and explained his decision to make a move for the youngster, as he told Sky Sports: “Jonjoe’s departure and the long-term injury to Kevin McNaughton has left a gap in the squad for a specialist right-sided defender and in that respect Donald fits the bill.~
Caldwell is a big fan of the full-back and is looking forward to working with him. He added: “He’s a young player still learning but we have had him watched and we believe he has immense potential. He’s quick, strong and can play in several different positions defensively. Let’s hope he can start realising some of that potential here.”
Love will be hoping that his loan spell can help kick-start his career at United. Tom Cleverley is another United player who went to Wigan on loan, before returning to Old Trafford and finding himself playing a lot more first team football and Love will be hoping his is a similar case.
He will want to impress whenever he gets the opportunity and try and play his way into Louis van Gaal‘s thinking.