Manchester United have decided to extend the loan deals of their young trio of Michael Keane, Tom Lawrence and Ryan Tunnicliffe, despite David Moyes hinting the latter may be recalled to the first team.
As confirmed through the club's website, centre half Keane will remain at Derby County until at least the end of the month and is likely to feature against Chelsea in the club's FA Cup third round clash on Saturday, while Tom Lawrence has the chance to add to his catalogue of superb solo efforts for Carlisle United after also extending his deal until 28 January.
Having made 23 appearances for Ipswich Town this season, Tunnicliffe will remain at Mick McCarthy side's despite being highlighted as one of three names Moyes was considering recalling to United for the second half of the season.
However, the midfielder who played an integral role in United's 2011 FA Youth Cup triumph in 2011, will remain with the Tractor Boys and is eligible for their third round clash with Preson North End this Saturday, suggesting the United boss may have had a change of heart in his transfer plans for this month.
Tunnicliffe was picked out for special praise alongside Jesse Lingard and Nick Powell, both who are enjoying excellent loan spells at Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic respectively, by Moyes.
When asked of his January transfer plans, Moyes told reporters: "We'll try but I'm quite actively looking at our own boys.
"The likes of Jesse Lingard, Nick Powell and Ryan Tunnicliffe- the boys who are out on loan –they are the ones I am making sure I keep my eye on because they are the future.
"They are the ones who are part of the club and have been in the system so we are certainly keeping our eyes on all the boys who have been out on loan and hoping that they might be able to come back and help us if we need it in January as well."