Love ain’t here any more

Donald Love
Donald Love

DONALD Love has returned to Manchester United after his loan deal with Wigan Athletic expired.

And boss Gary Caldwell does not expect the Scotland Under-21 international to be returning to the DW Stadium any time soon.

Love made eight appearances for Latics during his three-month stay, slotting in both at right-back and as right wing-back.

But he has been recalled by United boss Louis van Gaal for the second half of the campaign.

“Donald has gone back to Manchester United,” revealed Caldwell.

“I don’t think it’s something we’ll be revisiting, because United wanted him back to have a look at him.

“It’s in their hands now.”

Caldwell also confirmed Latics will continue to monitor the situation regarding another loan star, Francisco Junior.

The 23-year-old, who spent the first half of the season on loan at the DW, was recalled by Everton just before Christmas for treatment on a niggling injury.

Caldwell reported last week that the ‘hernia-type’ problem meant it was difficult to see the player returning to Wigan in ‘the foreseeable future’.

With Junior’s loan now up, there remains a huge question mark about whether he has played his last game for Latics.

“He’s still at Everton, we’ve spoken to him this morning, but he’s still injured,” revealed Caldwell.

“We’ll keep assessing that with their physios.”