Man United have always been lauded for their philosophy of giving chances to the younger players, but that has been easier in recent years where there hasn’t been a lot on the line.
This year it’s very different when they have a genuine chance to win the league, so there’s no time to give young defenders a chance in the team when a mistake could be the difference between title and no title.
That’s bad news for the highly rated Teden Mengi who’s mainly played with the U23s this year, but a report from Goal has indicated that the wonderkid is set to go out on loan.
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It’s thought that there’s interest from clubs in League one and the Championship so he should get a chance to prove himself at a good level.
He’s unlikely to play at United this year because of the club’s situation and the abundance of defensive players that Solskjaer can call on if injuries strike, so a loan spell certainly looks like the best option.
He’s yet to make his Premier League debut but he’s 18 years old so he should be ready for a taste of senior football and an impressive loan spell will strengthen his case for a first team spot next season.