Manchester United under-23 coach Warren Joyce has revealed that more of the club's promising young players are set for loan deals before the summer transfer window closes. United have already arranged loan moves for Adnan Januzaj and Guillermo Varela this summer – and Joyce has told fans to expect more outgoings in the coming weeks.
United won the Under-21 Premier League title last season, and Joyce is now set to take charge of the young Red Devils in the revamped Premier League 2 division, starting with a home game against Leicester City at Leigh Sports Village tonight (15 August). Loan moves are no longer allowed outside the transfer window, and Joyce is looking forward to working with a settled squad during the new campaign.
"I would imagine, over the coming weeks, a few more will leave on loan," the United coach explained to ManUtd.com. "They are ready for those steps and have got to be playing against men to show what they can do and push on from now. Once the window shuts, you know exactly what you've got and what your numbers are."
A number of the club's highly-rated young players have been linked with loan moves this summer, with the likes of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Andreas Pereira expected to leave United before the transfer window shuts.
Meanwhile, United boss Jose Mourinho recently insisted Januzaj remains part of his long-term plans, even though the Belgian has been sent on loan to Sunderland. "We think he is a talented player but to be in the same squad as our players would mean not many matches," Mourinho said, according to The Mirror.
"We cannot be selfish, we have to think about the players and he is in the right place with a manager that likes him. We want him back."