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11/03/2013 10:57, Report by Mark Froggatt

Loans: Joyce praises Fabio

Elsewhere, Wilfried Zaha was forced to apologise for a gesture made towards Leeds fans after he was taunted about his impending transfer to United during Crystal Palace’s 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park in the Championship.

The 20-year-old took to the social networking site Twitter to say sorry for his actions, writing: "I want to apologise for the gesture I did towards the Leeds fans in yesterday's game. Very unprofessional from me.”

In the FA Cup, Ryan Tunnicliffe endured a day to forget as Barnsley were thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. The Reds midfielder was yellow carded but almost scored when a late effort was denied by Costel Pantilimon.

Michael Keane played another full match for Leicester City but was unable to prevent his side losing 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday at the King Power Stadium. Defeat dents the Foxes’ automatic promotion hopes, leaving them in fifth place and eight points short of top two.

There was an opportunity for United teammates to face each other at the weekend as Peterborough took on Ipswich at London Road, but disappointingly, neither Davide Petrucci, Scott Wootton or Reece Brown were involved in the

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Reds on loan

Barclays Premier League
 Fabio - Queens Park Rangers
 Angelo Henriquez - Wigan Athletic
 
The Championship
 Ryan Tunnicliffe - Barnsley
 Michael Keane - Leicester City
 Davide Petrucci - Peterborough
 Scott Wootton - Peterborough
 Wilfried Zaha - Crystal Palace
 Reece Brown - Ipswich Town

League One
 John Cofie - Notts County
 
German Bundesliga
 Federico Macheda - Stuttgart
 
Portuguese Primeira Liga
 Bebe - Rio Ave
 
Belgian Second Division
 Luke Giverin - Royal Antwerp



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