Fabrizio Romano has named five Manchester United players who may be allowed to leave the club in the coming weeks.
Four of those are youngsters who might be sent out on loan from Old Trafford, while a senior player may be allowed to leave the club.
Writing in his column for Caught Offside, Romano said: “I believe there’s a good chance Tahith Chong, Facundo Pellistri, and Amad Diallo will all go on loan this summer.”
All three of the above were involved for United across their two matches this weekend, with Pellistri suffering an ankle injury in the 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid.
Chong had an indifferent afternoon on Sunday as United drew 1-1 with Rayo Vallecano, and was withdrawn in the latter stages, while Amad netted the Red Devils’ only goal of the game, minutes after coming off the bench.
One of United’s most impressive performers at Old Trafford was Ethan Laird, with the young right-back looking solid defensively and going forward.
But Romano revealed in the early hours of Monday morning that he may be headed back on loan to the Championship, where he spent the 2021/22 campaign.
“Manchester United and Watford are prepared to complete the agreement for Ethan Laird on loan. Deal to be finalised this week,” he tweeted.
“[Erik] Ten Hag, happy with his potential and attitude but Laird needs to play - Watford are [intending] to proceed with loan deal.”
Romano also took to social media to explain a second full-back may be on his way out of Old Trafford.
“Alex Telles could leave Manchester United in the next weeks,” he tweeted. “Porto are not interested despite rumours, while Sevilla are among 2/3 clubs keeping tabs on Telles.
“Deal depends on Manchester United to cover part of the salary. To be discussed soon.”
Telles completed the full 90 minutes in the draw with Rayo and played a significant role in the opening goal as his shot was spilled by Diego Lopez and then poked home by Amad.
United should be in a position to allow the Brazilian to leave the club after the signing of Tyrell Malacia, who will compete alongside Luke Shaw for a starting berth in 2022/23.