Nick Powell
United starlet Powell celebrates his European strike for Wigan. (Reuters)

Manchester United manager David Moyes believes the success of players who have left the club on loan recently is a testament to the strength of the options he has at Old Trafford.

The trio of Nick Powell, Jesse Lingard and Federico Macheda have joined Championship outfits Wigan Athletic, Birmingham City and Doncaster Rovers in efforts to secure first team football, while Chilean youngster Angelo Henriquez has joined Real Zaragoza in the second tier of Spanish football.

Given the previous success the likes of Jonny Evans, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck have enjoyed on loan during spells throughout earlier stages of their careers, Moyes believes the loan system plays a vital role in the development of the club's young stars, that is made all the better by the instant success the current quartet are enjoying.

"It tells you about the back-up players we've got in the squad that we can allow these players to go on loan," Moyes told United's official website. "And they are doing well at their respective clubs.

"We have got a really good squad of players and there is a lot of competition for places.

"I'm delighted to see Nick, Jesse and Federico getting goals. "It shows they are doing well, especially the young ones, as we're trying to give them games and get them more practice so they are ready for the real big league when their time comes."

While United have endured a slightly inauspicious opening few months to the new season, the club's band of loanees have enjoyed blistering starts to their spells away.

Lingard, who excelled during Unied's pre-season tour, netted four on his Birmingham debut, adding another against Milwall last week.

Former Crewe Alexandra starlet Powell scored two on his and Wigan's European debut as Owen Coyle's side defeated Maribor 3-1 in the Europa League, while Henriquez has scored four goals in his last four starting appearances in Spain.

22-year-old Macheda has also enjoyed a prolific start, scoring three goals in five games for Doncaster, but a thigh injury has seen him return to Manchester to receive treatment, although manager Paul Dickov is keen to get the Italian back when he is fit.