Barnsley manager Keith Hill has tipped Danny Drinkwater to become an “established star” at United when he returns to Old Trafford in the New Year.
The Reds youngster, who is on loan at Oakwell until January, has cemented a regular position in the Barnsley midfield and has impressed his temporary boss.
“He's got the talent, but he's got the other things that make a player,” Hill told BBC Radio Sheffield. “He can definitely go back to Old Trafford and become an established star for them.”
Unfortunately, Drinkwater was on the wrong end of a narrow defeat at the weekend, going down 2-1 to bottom of the Championship Bristol City. The 21-year old played a full game and was yellow carded by referee Paul Tierney.
In the Barclays Premier League, Ritchie De Laet continues to miss out for Norwich City. The Belgian defender was an unused substitute as the Canaries drew 3-3 with Blackburn Rovers at Carrow Road, a result which moves Paul Lambert’s side up to eighth in the table.
Elsewhere, Ryan Tunnicliffe reclaimed his starting berth for Peterborough United but was unable to prevent the Posh losing 3-2 to Watford.
Danny Drinkwater image courtesy of Keith Turner/Barnsley Football Club Ltd.
Barclays Premier League
Ritchie De Laet - Norwich City
Danny Drinkwater - Barnsley
Ryan Tunnicliffe - Peterborough
Robbie Brady - Hull City
npower League One
Oliver Norwood - Scunthorpe United
Sam Johnstone - Scunthorpe United
Joshua King - Borussia Monchengladbach