Bruno Lage has insisted he is very happy with how Morgan Gibbs-White has been doing this season.
The midfielder wasn’t involved in Sunday’s FA Cup third round clash between Wolves and Sheffield United due to being ineligible to face his parent club as a loan player.
Gibbs-White is spending the 2021/22 season with the Blades.
That was a decision he fought for in the summer.
But Gibbs-White was determined to get out and play regularly, and that’s what he has done so far this season.
The youngster has regularly come in for plaudits, and is enjoying a productive campaign at Bramall Lane.
He could not feature on Sunday, but Lage spoke about the 21-year-old’s progress after Wolves’ 3-0 win.
He said (via Sheffield Star): “I’m very happy with Morgan.
“I spoke with him two days ago and I am very happy. We think we took the best decision in the beginning [to loan him to United] and he’s playing well.
“Paul (Heckingbottom) is a great manager who I know from when he was working at Barnsley. So I know he is in good hands and we will see. I am very happy with Morgan and Morgan knows that.”
Gibbs-White has so far made 16 appearances for the club, and scored five goals and made four assists.
A recent report claimed he would be ‘unlikely’ to make a mid-season return to Molineux, like he did last season.
Bruno Lage is clearly a fan of Morgan Gibbs-White
Bruno Lage very clearly likes what Morgan Gibbs-White is about.
He didn’t really want him to go in the summer, but accepted the player’s wishes.
It seems the move has worked out really well so far, and it bodes well ahead of next season.
Lage may be looking to get Gibbs-White more involved with the first-team next term if he continues to shine regularly for the Blades.
There is every chance that could happen. Conor Coady raved about Gibbs-White during pre-season, branding the youngster ‘a fantastic footballer’ who was lively in training ‘every single day’.
But of course, if he continues to thrive in his current environment, then it’s likely Sheffield United will try very hard to sign him permanently.