Tahith Chong came close to leaving Old Trafford in August
Manchester United are planning to send “four or five” young players out on loan in the January transfer window, according to the club’s academy player performance manager Les Parry.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given first-team minutes to a number of academy graduates, including Mason Greenwood and Axel Tuanzebe, after allowing senior players such as Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling to leave in the summer.
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Nicky Butt, who was recently appointed as head of first-team development, is in charge of the loan programme, along with Parry.