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Watford seek Man Utd, Arsenal talks over loan pair

Watford boss Malky Mackay is delighted with his loan pair Henri Lansbury and Tom Cleverley.

In their 4-1 victory over Sheffield United, Arsenal midfielder Lansbury, 19, scored twice - while Cleverley, the 20-year-old Manchester United winger, helped to make two goals in a marvellous performance.

The duo are set to stay at Vicarage Road until New Year's Day - but after this televised show, Mackay will be working overtime to keep them.

Mackay said: "It's up to the parent clubs whether they want them to stay with us.

"Both boys are enjoying being here and playing in the Championship week in week out - and they are getting that experience here in a very tough league.

"You loan players from top teams, and it helps them to flourish as a player.

"They are giving us quality and they have been embraced by the players here. They have shown great humility; they are involved with everything we do at this club, and we are delighted with them.

"Henri went to Scunthorpe when he had the chance to stay in London, and I really respected that. He stepped outside his comfort zone and was keen to learn.

"Clubs have to trust us to develop their players - and two of the best clubs in the country obviously do that, which is a boost for us."

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