Manchester United ready to send Shola Shoretire and Anthony Elanga out on loan
Both players made their first-team debuts earlier this year. The duo showed enough promise with Elanga also scoring his first senior goal in our final Premier League game of last season against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
While they look set for a bright future at the club, the chances of them gaining regular playtime is remote at this point in time. The addition of Jadon Sancho and the return of Jesse Lingard gives Ole Gunn ar Solskjaer enough strength in depth and not have to rely on youth.
The likes of Axel Tuanzebe, Facundo Pellistri and Tahith Chong have already joined Aston Villa, Deportivo Alaves and Birmingham City respectively. This should see them gain regular playtime and further their development.
Amad Diallo, Teden Mengi and Brandon Williams also look set for a temporary move elsewhere. Whether Shoretire and Elanga could also join that list remains to be seen.
Elanga is held in high regard at United and star midfielder Bruno Fernandes appears to have high hopes on the youngster. At 19, he is on the verge of enjoying a breakout season and adding regular playtime to the mix will accelerate his progress.
Curiously Shoretire took part in United’s media day earlier this month. It involved an outtake of Shoretire posing and grinning for the television graphic that is used to accompany line-ups. Whether this means he will in fact stay put remains to be seen.
Just 17, he scored the winner for United Under-23s against Sheffield Wednesday earlier this week. He is expected to predominantly play for the Under-23 side and step up to the first team when called upon. A move away could however prove to be the better option.
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Jesse Lingard, Facundo Pellistri and James Garner among others benefitted from going out on loan last season. More success could be garnered in the transfer market if the players are sent out to the right clubs.