Manchester United expect three players to leave on loan
Manchester United youngsters James Garner, Dylan Levitt and Matej Kovar are all in line for loan moves in the coming weeks.
The young trio were assigned loans by Neil Wood, Under 23 boss and Nicky Butt, United’s first team development manager, as the club look to continue their progression in men’s football. All three featured prominently for the Under-23s last season in their successful promotion campaign and are considered the ideal age (Garner and Levitt both 19, Kovar, 20) for further exposure to the senior leagues.
MEN Sports understands that Garner has generated a lot of interest in the Championship, with Swansea City being a possible destination. The midfielder scored nine times in 12 U23 games last season and had been on the sidelines of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team.
Guardian Kovar is attract the interest of League One from Swindon and Doncaster and would like to gain more experience. He is currently very low in the goalkeeping hierarchy at Old Trafford, behind Nathan Bishop and Lee Grant, as well as first-team trio Sergio Romero, David de Gea and the return of Dean Henderson.
Levitt’s only first-team appearance for United came alongside Garner in midfield in the Europa League group stage game against Astana. But he is highly rated by United youth coaches and was included in the senior Wales squads by former Old Trafford hero Ryan Giggs.
United has already authorized Tahith Chong and Aliou Traoré on loan to clubs in Germany and France respectively. Garner, Levitt and Kovar are all expected to stay in England and join clubs in the football league.
“Some want to go out on loan, some are ready to go out on loan and some are not quite ready to go on loan,” Wood told MEN Sport on United’s loan policy this summer.
“It’s about getting that individual base to recognize and see which clubs are interested. And will that help them or not?
“I think there may be chances in the near future that some will be loaned out. Otherwise, they will stay here and we will seek to develop them as best we can.”
It is expected that defenders Teden Mengi and Ethan Laird, as well as young playmaker Hannibal Mejbri, could all be among those who remain at United for the season.