David Moyes
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David Moyes is pleased with the way Manchester United's youngsters are performing while on loan with teams playing in the Football League Championship.

Nick Powell is currently on a season-long loan at Wigan Athletic and has scored eight goals in all competitions this season.

Jesse Lingard, who played a crucial role in helping United win the U21 Premier League last season, is on loan at Birmingham City, while midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe is playing for Ipswich Town; with both their loan deals expiring on 1 January 2014.

Moyes is keeping a close eye on these players and will welcome them back to the squad in January as the 50-year-old maps out a path for the Red Devils to defend the Premier League title.

The former Everton manager understands that sending out youngsters on loan will provide them with rich experience of first-team action. Striker Danny Welbeck spent the 2010/11 season on loan at Sunderland, scoring six goals, and has been a part of the United attack ever since.

"I am quite actively looking at our own boys like Jesse Lingard, Nick Powell and Ryan Tunnicliffe, the boys who are out on loan," Moyes told the club's official website.

"We have got quite a few out, and they are the ones which I am making sure I keep my eye on because they are the future. They are part of the club, they have been through the system. We are certainly keeping our eyes on all of the boys who are out on loan," he added.

The Red Devils are currently without Robin van Persie after being ruled out with a thigh injury and joining him on the sidelines is Marouane Fellaini who underwent a wrist surgery.

Moyes will be looking to make some significant signings to bolster his squad when the transfer window opens in January. The Scotsman will be hoping to avoid the problems he suffered during the summer after failing to sign major targets like Leighton Baines, Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera.

United are currently eighth in the league table and will face Hull City on Boxing day and Norwich City before the turn of the year. Moyes will be hoping to continue the run of form which has seen the Red Devils win four matches on the trot conceding only one goal in the process.