Four Manchester United players to leave club ahead of next season

According to reports, Manchester United are planning to send four academy squad players out on loan before the start of the new season.

Midfielder James Garner has attracted the interest of Championship duo Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday, with the 19-year-old and has played a quite a number of games for the senior side. He scored nine goals in 12 appearances for the U-23s last season.

Midfielder Dylan Levitt who impressed on his senior debut appearance against Astana in November and was a regular starter for the U-23s last season will also be sent on loan.

Goalkeeper Matej Kovar is also in the loan category. The goalkeeper is yet to make an appearance for Solskjaer’s side. He kept five clean sheets in 11 starts in the league last season and put in some impressive displays during our run in the EFL Trophy.

Fullback Ethan Laird made his debut in the Europa League against Astana in November and has caught the eye of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Talks over which players would be heading out took place during lockdown between U-23 coach Neil Wood, head of first-team development Nicky Butt and a number of first-team staff.

“A lot of factors go into sending the individual out on loan,” Wood told Goal . “We sit down and discuss and decide the pathway for each player as to who will benefit from staying and who will benefit from going out on loan.”