Manchester United planning to send string of players out on loan before transfer deadline day
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 26
Charlie McNeill hopes to move on loan this month (Picture: Getty Images)

intend to send a number of youngsters out on loan before the end of January, although they will only do so if they can guarantee first team football for their players.

The transfer window closes on Tuesday and the reports that a string of Red Devils prospects are likely to head out before then.

Charlie McNeill is one of those players hoping to go and pick up first team minutes elsewhere, with the 19-year-old keen to progress.

The forward has made his first team debut for United, coming off the bench against Real Sociedad in the earlier this season, but has not appeared again since.

He did spend time with Sheffield Wednesday in League One last season on a work experience scheme devised by the Red Devils which saw youngsters train with the first team but not play for the Owls.

Also touted for exits on loan in the coming days are Di’Shon Bernard and Bjorn Hardley, both being older than McNeill and needing to be playing regularly.

Bernard, 22, has already spent two spells out on loan, at Salford City and then last season at Hull City in the Championship, where he made 26 league appearances.

Dutchman Hardley is yet to go out on loan, but the 20-year-old defender will be very keen to start building some first team experience somewhere, with none forthcoming at Old Trafford.

Charlie Savage, 19, is set to join Forest Green Rovers on loan on Thursday, with the appointment of Duncan Ferguson as manager not affecting the move.

Zidane Iqbal may also take a short-term switch, but that is not certain as yet, with the midfielder closer to the first team than the other prospects, and Erik ten Hag may choose to keep him around.


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