Manchester United plan to send promising Under-23 talents such as James Garner and Dylan Levitt out on loan next season.
Neil Wood’s under-23 side secured promotion to the Premier League Two Division One last week. It was decided on a points-per-game ruling, as the coronavirus pandemic halted the campaign. Therefore, Manchester United finished second behind West Ham.
But it appears several players won’t be around next season as Goal reports that James Garner, Dylan Levitt, Di’Shon Bernard, and Matej Kovar are set to leave on loan.
Clubs from the English Championship and League One are understood to be interested in these players.
“I think if they’re not going to be around the first team, then the natural next step is to go out on loan, so they can show how good they are,” said U-23 boss Wood.
“It wouldn’t be right to keep them in the 23s for another season just to bolster the squad, or because we’ve gone up a league and we’ll be playing tougher opposition. It wouldn’t make sense to hold them back in their careers.
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“At the minute, Jimmy (Garner) is training with the first team, Teden (Mengi) and Ethan (Laird) are there too, while we’ve also got Dylan Levitt, who is a very good player and ready to go out on loan.
“It’s the same story with Di’Shon Bernard, who is ready for a tougher test. So, what we want for them is to go and play once or twice a week in a professional environment, where there’s pressure to perform and it’s down to them to deliver.
“They’re confident and I think they’d do well, so there’s every chance they could come back and have a big impact at this club.”
So if these guys leave this summer, who will star in their place for the U-23 Man United side? Check out here some promising academy talents to look out for next season.