View: Manchester United duo must leave Old Trafford in January
Manchester United have made more signings than many anticipated over the summer and that has come at a cost for some at Carrington.
The deadline day arrival of Antony from Ajax has compounded problems at the club’s training ground with the first team changing rooms only having spaces for 24 players.
As a result, five players have been shunned back to the Under-23s areas, according to The Sun, which include first-teamers Phil Jones and Brandon Williams.
Along with those two come youngsters Teden Mengi and Shola Shoretire who have both found senior football hard to come by under both Erik Ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick last season.
Neither were able to secure a loan move away from Old Trafford as the transfer window wound to a close and now they face a number of months playing nothing but Under-21s football in front of hardly anybody.
They are both more than ready to gain first-team experience away from their parent club lower down in the Football League and when January comes around, they should be pushing as hard as they can to get a move away.
Ten Hag may not even remember that they are at the club now that they are slumming it in the academy changing rooms which does not help their cause.
United are under pressure of undoing some very good work with the academy over the past few years if they can’t manage to find a way to get their talented youngsters into the squad.
Alejandro Garnacho has usurped Shoretire and Lisandro Martinez’s arrival has provided a problem for Mengi so neither should be looking to stay any longer than they need to.