Tyler Blackett
Manchester United are ready to let defender Tyler Blackett leave on loan for the rest of the season. Getty

Manchester United are reportedly ready to send young defender Tyler Blackett on loan for the rest of the season.

According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils will listen to offers from interested Championship clubs for the defender, whom they are keen to let go off on a temporary basis in order for the defender to get vital first-team experience at a senior level.

The Football League's loan window shuts on Thursday and the club are keen to send the defender out on loan for the rest of the campaign.

Blackett has had a breakthrough season at Old Trafford this season, which has seen him make 10 first-team appearances thus far.

He was impressive for United at the start of the season, when he deputised for the injured Phile Jones and Marcos Rojo, but has failed to make any appearances for the senior team since their loss against Southampton in January.

The youngster's stirring showing this campaign has impressed manager Louis van Gaal and he has since been awarded a new two-year contract.

Apart from the current loan spell, the report claims that the defender will again be sent on loan at the start of next campaign as the club look to groom him for the senior team.

Meanwhile, defender Phil Jones, who was criticised along with defensive partner Chris Smalling for poor defending during the season believes that they have proven the naysayers wrong after putting in assured performances against top four rivals Liverpool and Tottenham in recent games.

"We have proved people wrong. People can assume and predict and it is up to us to prove them all wrong. People criticising does spur you on. You are always going to get critics," Jones said, as quoted by the Guardian.

"We are at a massive club here at Manchester United and if things aren't going as well as they should be then there is always going to be people wanting to have a dig and a pop at you. We just take it on the chin. It is water off a duck's back to us. If we continue to produce performances like this week and last then I am sure we will be fine," the England international added.