Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms that a few players may go out on loan in January.
The Norwegian tactician has given chances to many youngsters such as Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood, James Garner, and Brandon Williams. However, he is doubtful of giving them enough opportunities to develop throughout the campaign.
Following their 2-0 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road, the Red Devils plummeted to the eighth position on the Premier League table. They currently have 25 points and are 7 points off the Champions League qualifying spot, given their faltering condition, it will be difficult for Solskjaer to give more opportunities to young players as they need to grab points faster.
Speaking about the youngsters, he said,
“There might be some loan moves because we do have some who would benefit from playing more.”
“Then again, there are so many games… We’ve been quite good at juggling and there will always be injuries and we have to make we’re sure not left light.”
“I’d rather have a player or two too many and balance that.”
“We have some youngsters who we know in two years will be brilliant so we will make a decision that we believe will be right in January.”
Solskjaer is supposed to believe in the young players at his disposal and is keen on preserving United’s age-old philosophy of nurturing raw talents. That is precisely the reason why he is ready to let players leave on loan instead of a free transfer.
Manchester United are also planning to bring in new faces in the winter transfer window. Erling Braut Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Saul Niguez are said to be on their shortlist.
The Red Devils will face Newcastle at home next on Boxing Day, as they aim to claw back at fourth-placed Chelsea in the league.