FOOTBALL NEWS

23/01/2012 17:19, Report by Adam Bostock

Loans: Wootton returns

Scott Wootton’s loan spell at Peterborough United ended today (Monday) after a discussion between the young Manchester United defender and his temporary boss Darren Ferguson.

Ferguson told the Championship club’s website, theposh.com, “It is a joint decision to be honest. I had a chat with Scott and he felt he wasn't really playing enough games, so I was happy to let him go back to Old Trafford.”

Wootton started Saturday’s home match against Brighton but was substituted at half-time with Peterborough trailing 1-0. His Reds colleague Ryan Tunnicliffe later set up an equaliser for David Ball with a fine cross, only for Will Buckley’s second goal of the afternoon to win the match for the visitors, 2-1.

While there's only one Red remaining at Peterborough, there are now two on loan to Hull City. Robbie Brady scored the only goal as Hull secured a vital 1-0 away win over promotion rivals Reading. The Irishman made the decisive move in the 66th minute at the Madejski Stadium, springing the offside trap to round goalkeeper Adam Federici and coolly finish. Joshua King made his debut four minutes from time, coming on as sub for injured right-back Liam Rosenior but playing up front in a reshuffle. Hull are now three points clear of the sides just outside the play-off spots, including Blackpool,

1 of 2 Next 

Reds on loan

Scott Wootton's return to Old Trafford from Peterborough means there are now five United players out on loan:

Barclays Premier League
Kiko Macheda - QPR

npower Championship
Robbie Brady - Hull City
Joshua King - Hull City
Ryan Tunnicliffe - Peterborough

Belgian Second Division
John Cofie - Royal Antwerp

@ManUtd
on Twitter