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Holland must wait

Young Nathan Holland found himself included in the match day squad for Old Trafford sparking hopes that he could get his first taste of Premier League action before the end of the season.

A debate on the pros and cons of blooding youngsters with nothing left at stake this term has been running for a while but the reality is that manager Pellegrini is still fixed on gaining the highest possible place.

And according to our sources he is unlikely to plunge Holland into action at a time when he needs to be aiming for as much positional cash bonus as possible.

Having seen Grady Diangana handed his chance many are of the belief that 20 year old Holland could make his breakthrough.

The youngster can play left and right and certainly has the ability to go past players but although he is set for another possible squad inclusion his chances are getting on the pitch are low.

We were told by a senior insider: “The academy staff have done a magnificent job over the last couple of years and we have all seen the results. 

“A lot of us have been waiting a long time to see young Nathan but he is seen very much as one for the future although it’s important he experiences life with the squad on match days as his chance comes closer.”

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7 comments on “Holland must wait

  1. Maybe I’m just impatient but I’m dying to see Nathan Holland make his senior debut. Personally I think Diangana has been anonymous apart from his first few games and I would rather see Holland get a chance to make an impact from the subs bench.

  2. Diangana should go on loan preferably abroad, he has good technical ability and pace but he makes bad decisions on the ball in any other European league he would have more time on the ball and would give him a chance to
    Improve his decision making. Holland is a better player, the best we have at U23s and one of the best I have seen since Carrick and Cole, sure it’s a big jump and maybe too early but at least give him a chance.

    • Agree he needs a loan with a goof manager solid Championship club who will challenge play offs. Like you say has the pace & skill but needs to work on decision making & finishing.
      Also he is a confidence player needs to try & learn playing twice a week to pick it up & give it all no matter what.
      But given he has shown well this season should be decent clubs looking at him. Brentford wouldn’t be a bad move or of somehow Sheffield United don’t come up I think Wilder is great coach.

      • I’d like to see Holland play he was unlucky with injuries otherwise he would of prob made debut last season & played this season. Was ahead of Grady. Westley has said he is the most natural talented youth player we have. He can put in a lovely cross was crucial last U23 game.
        Think it’s his time, past due PL debut got 10mins in league cup & he was buzzing.
        He would add more creativity which we need. I also would mind seeing Coventry get in mid with Rice especially in mid 3.
        I think Grady & Holland should go on loan next season to get regukar game time. They should both have suitors in the Championship & at their age now its time to play outside U23s. I’d keep Holland if he comes good & will be used but if be cup games rather see loan.

    • Agree he needs a loan with a good manager solid Championship club who will challenge play offs. Like you say has the pace & skill but needs to work on decision making & finishing.
      Also he is a confidence player needs to try & learn playing twice a week to pick it up & give it all no matter what.
      But given he has shown well this season should be decent clubs looking at him. Brentford wouldn’t be a bad move or of somehow Sheffield United don’t come up I think Wilder is great manager.

  3. I understand fully the 2 ways of thinking, but sticking Diagana on ahead of him when he’s looked so out of his depth every time I’ve seen him since scoring in the cup on his debut is such a massive waste of time for all concerned.

  4. To me Holland looks a much more accomplished player and goal scorer.Diangana is yet to convince me though. He has pace but surely Holland deserves a go with just 4 games left and we have nothing to lose.

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