Three United youngsters set to be allowed to leave on loan in January

Three United youngsters set to be allowed to leave on loan in January

Teden Mengi, Dishon Bernard and Charlie Savage are set to be allowed to leave Manchester United on loan in January.

That is according to the Manchester Evening News, who also report that United have had enquires over Kobbie Mainoo on loan too.

They say the teenager is unlikely to be allowed to exit when the winter window opens but that is not the case for three other United academy graduates.

They carry quotes from Mengi, who said he would be open to leaving the club on loan when the January window opens in 2023.

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Mengi, Bernard and Savage set to move on loan

The report says that central defenders Mengi and Bernard are now actively looking to leave the club on loan and that the only reason that did not happen during the summer was injury.

Mengi has had spells with Derby and Birmingham in the Championship, so you would expect the second tier to be the level he goes in at again.

Bernard also played in the second tier with Hull, as well as League 2 with Salford, who are of course owned by the Class of ’92.

Savage went on the pre-season tour and impressed regularly as a substitute, showcasing some good touches and classy passing.

It is always a big decision with a young player in terms of whether to continue their development at United or loan them out.

Getting experience of men’s football, where every result matters, can be an important next step and a world away from youth football.

United have a host of players out on loan, with Dean Henderson and Amad perhaps the best performers among them, at Nottingham Forest and Sunderland respectively.

For as long as we are in the EFL Cup, there is the chance of squad players getting their opportunity, but it seems likely the club will take decisions on a host of fringe options between now and 31 January.

Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.

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