The boys need more first-team experience.
Manchester United are considering letting Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and James Garner go on loan in January, according to the Academy player performance manager Les Parry.
“There will be lots of hard work, as part of what Nicky Butt puts together as the plan for everybody,” he told the club’s official website. “We’ll plan it out and we’ve identified four or five who might be going out in January. Obviously, our first-team manager has a say.
“Three lads could have possibly gone on loan — Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and James Garner — but he wanted to keep them here and have a look at them on tour. So a decision will be made, no doubt, for January as well. Hopefully, all three will be in the first-team and not going anywhere.”
We’ve seen a fair amount of Mason Greenwood thus far this season, considering he only turned 18 and is still maturing his game for top-flight football, and I don’t think he’s a player that could be sent away in January.
Not with United’s lack of options up front.
Garner hasn’t got much time on the pitch under Solskjaer but he’s flying it with the U23s this season.
It depends on which clubs can see a place in their teams for these players, otherwise it’s pointless sending them on loan not to get minutes on the pitch.
Gomes will have no shortage of options if available on the market, and Chong has already received interest from the Netherlands.
“As we know at this club, lads have got into the first team and a lot of it has been through circumstances they’ve got no control over,” Parry added. “They’ve been presented with an opportunity and they’ve taken the opportunity so now a couple of them are regulars on the team sheet each week. We’ve had opportunities that have cropped up from nowhere. That’s football.
“Hopefully, some of the lads out on loan now will also catch the eye as some have gone out with the perception of their ability and where they’ll end up but hopefully they’ll come back and people will say maybe we’ve got a little diamond.”
You wonder sometimes how beneficial loan spells are. In theory, the player in question leaves United and gains a wealth of experience, which is seen as a given no matter the level they play at with their temporary club.
But too many youngsters go out on loan and because of a number of circumstances may sit on the fringes of that squad too…
United must ensure whoever they sent out on loan has a realistic chance of playing and suits the team they’re going to!
Brandon Williams has also been impressing at left-back.
Give me one reason this lad shouldn’t start on Sunday.
Name one other left back in our club capable of this. Young can’t even do this on FIFA.
End of the season that LB spot is his, I swear. pic.twitter.com/TRpHNiIKjK
— Stephen Howson 🇾🇪 (@MrStephenHowson) October 15, 2019