Louis Van Gaal has apparently loan-listed English players Wilfried Zaha, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck, as he looks to get them some regular first team football.
All three of those mentioned will find it difficult to break into the United XI this season, with new signing Ander Herrera blocking Cleverley’s route into the team, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie rated above Welbeck and Zaha unlikely to feature in Van Gaal’s favoured 5-3-2 formation.
This had led the Dutch boss to allow them to look elsewhere. Hull City were set to bid for Welbeck after selling Shane Long to Southampton, but this could now be turned into a loan deal for the season to allow him to gain some goals and confidence.
Zaha had been linked with a return to former club Crystal Palace, although any move to Selhurst Park looks unlikely at the moment as they put their efforts into searching for a new manager following the exit of Tony Pulis. QPR and Newcastle could now be on red alert for the winger.
With United thin on the ground in central midfield, Cleverley is a suprise name to be listed for a loan move away. Everton have been credited with an interest although first team opportunities would again be limited following the strong partnership formed by Gareth Barry and James McCarthy. West Ham United are potentially looking at a deal.
This is good news for England fans as some experience in the top flight would do all three good in their developing years, as Roy Hodgson looks to build a young, exciting team for his assault on Euro 2016 following this summer’s World Cup disappointment.
Written by Matthew Derrig