There are a lot of questions surrounding the state of loan spells for players across the globe as play is starting to resume. Most contracts were set to expire at the end of June but teams are wondering if that language means the end of the season or the actual date?
According to an ESPN, Manchester United will allow their players who are currently out on loan to spend the rest of the 2019-20 season at their temporary clubs, should the respective leagues restart.
That means Alexis Sanchez at Inter Milan and Chris Smalling at Roma and Dean Henderson at Sheffield United will continue to play at their current team instead of coming back to Old Trafford. The rest of United’s players who went out on loan were to teams that play in leagues that have already canceled the remainder of their seasons.
This announcement will give two-team flop Sanchez once more chance to prove he is worth his overpriced contract. Inter are currently in third place in Serie-A
Smalling has proven his worth at Roma and is rumored to be considering a full-time switch although United have said several times that they plan on bringing him back to fight for a spot in the United back line. Roma trail Atalanta by three for the fourth and final UCL qualification position.
Henderson’s Sheffield side, also welcome the news that their star keeper will be staying to help the Blades battle United and the Wolves for the fourth place and potential Champions League qualification next year.