Steve Evans
Evans is hopeful of signing three United players.

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans is confident of signing at least three Manchester United youngsters on temporary loan deals.

The loan window for Football League and Conference clubs opens on 10 September and Evans, whose Millers side occupy a early play-off spot after an unbeaten start to the League One season, is hoping to make some new additions.

And Evans says following talks with fellow Glaswegian David Moyes that as many as three players from Premier League champions United could move to the New York Stadium.

"We might try to do business with them," Evans revealed. "Their players are sought after, but David Moyes is well aware of our stadium and what the chairman has done here and he was impressed with us.

"The conversation developed quickly and very interestingly."

"It will happen, 100 per cent," he added. "It could be two, maybe three. We are working on a couple of things and are waiting for answers.

"We want to add some quality to our squad. I have to make sure if we are going to add players they are capable of displacing the players we have.

"I'd like to bring another wide player in and probably one more central midfielder but it has to be someone who adds something on top of what we have got and believe me we are good."

Rotherham, in their first season in their new 12,000 capacity stadium, clinched promotion from League Two last term and have won three of their opening six League One games including most recently a 3-1 win over Sheffield United.

Evans has made nine new signings this summer but is looking to supplement his squad with players from United in order to strengthen his side's fight against relegation.

Moyes has already loaned out eight players including Nick Powell to Wigan Athletic but there remains a string of impressive youngsters awaiting regular first team football.

Adam Januzaj, who impressed on the club's pre-season, new summer signing Guillermo Varela and striker Will Keane are among the candidates to move to the second tier.

Jesse Lingard is another who has thrived but his eligibility for the Champions League suggests first-team commitments at United could prevent a move away.