The pre-season will be a defining moment for the futures of several players at Manchester United.
Manchester United are preparing to experience an important transfer window in the summer, with coach Erik Ten Hag planning to upgrade the squad in a variety of positions, and at the same time the Red Devils also need to conduct a lot of liquidation. players to rebalance the balance of revenue and expenditure. At the same time, the Old Trafford team also has to make the most suitable decision for the future of young talents.
It is not difficult to see that some players in the Man Utd Academy have made great progress through loan contracts last season. Therefore, Ten Hag wants to give them a chance to prove themselves during the pre-season tour in the US, before making a final judgment on the future of these ‘morning stars’ in the upcoming Summer market.
As revealed by the Manchester Evening News, Man Utd have a number of potential loan moves planned, but these calculations could still change, depending on their performances in the pre-season. More specifically, there are 4 special cases among them, and if they can impress Ten Hag, they will have a ‘passport ticket’ to participate in the first team next season.
The first is the case of Amad Diallo, who has just spent an explosive season in the Sunderland shirt , making a big contribution to helping the Black Cats reach the promotion play-off and even score a super product in the first leg. With 14 goals and 3 assists, not only won the Sunderland Young Player of the Year award, but Amad was also rated as the most promising attacker in the Championship.
Next is Alvaro Fernandez, like Amad, the Spaniard is also the owner of the Young Player of the Year award at Preston North End. Not only possessing impressive defensive qualities, Fernandez is also appreciated for his ability to support the attack with 6 assists in all competitions. Considered one of the Championship’s most promising full-backs, it’s easy to see why Fernandez was given the chance by Ten Hag.
If she shines during the tour in the US, Hannibal Mejbri will be another name to receive the “passenger ticket” of Ten Hag. Rated as a comprehensive midfield model, Mejbri will be a quality addition to Man Utd’s main squad, in the context of Scott McTominay and Fred are preparing to leave. Above all, being targeted by Borussia Dortmund as an alternative to Jude Bellingham clearly speaks to the great potential of this player.
And finally there is the case of Charlie McNeill, who has just experienced the first loan contract of his career when playing for Newport County in the second half of the season. In fact, the English striker did not leave too much of an impression when he only scored 2 goals in 20 appearances in League Two, but in the context of Man Utd needing to strongly strengthen the position of a striker, the base club will still come to McNeill if he ‘makes it’ in pre-season.