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Ferguson: United loanees will return

March 26, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Manchester United's on loan youngsters will return to the club's first team squad next season.

Federico Macheda and Danny Welbeck
GettyImagesMacheda and Welbeck will return to United in the summer.

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Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and Federico Macheda are plying their trade at Sunderland, Wigan and Sampdoria respectively, but Ferguson has no intention of letting any of them remain on loan.

Infact, Ferguson insists that all three have a prominent role to play in Manchester United's future.

"They will come back into the first-team squad and they will get plenty of games next season," he told United's official website. "They are part of the band of young players coming through at this club. They will all come back in.

"At that point, we will then review our squad because that's the important thing. But we will always put players out on loan.

"Cleverley has done very well, particularly in his spell at Watford and then at Wigan. He has improved in each case and he is going to be a top player.

"Welbeck has been fantastic too, it's just unfortunate that he picked up a bad injury. But they will all be ready for next year."

Ferguson also revealed that Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf will return from his stint with Blackburn.

"Mame Diouf has done well at Blackburn too and he'll come back in - they've all done well. It proves we were right in putting them there in the first place.

"For them, it's that experience of being exposed to regular football that really brings them on so that they are ready to play for us."