Manchester United will decide the immediate futures of Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri on Tuesday as both stars consider potential January loan moves away from Old Trafford
Manchester United will on Tuesday decide on the futures of Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri.
Erik ten Hag has been considering whether to send both Swedish forward Elanga and Uruguayan winger Pellistri out on loan to increase their game time.
United’s head decision-makers will meet on Tuesday to determine both Elanga and Pellistri’s immediate futures and whether they will be allowed to leave the club.
United are yet to decide whether youngsters Facundo Pellistri (left) and Anthony Elanga (right) can leave on loan this month
Elanga is keen to leave Old Trafford after finding himself a peripheral figure under Ten Hag following his breakthrough season under Ralf Rangnick.
PSV Eindhoven, Borussia Dortmund and five Premier League clubs – including struggling Everton – are keen to sign him.
The 20-year-old has impressed in the past couple of seasons when picked, but opportunities have been limited, especially after the recent emergence of Alejandro Garnacho.
Elanga has been linked with a move away for some time, but the density of the upcoming schedule seems to have left United cautious about selling.
Man United boss Erik ten Hag has previously stated his desire to keep players in January
Pellistri (left) has begun to get more regular cameos off the bench in recent weeks for United
Uruguayan Pellistri finds himself in a similar situation and might be granted a loan move on deadline day despite Ten Hag previously stating his desire to keep the youth prospect at the club.
Pellistri has quietly gone about his business since arriving at Man United in 2020 and only recently made his competitive first-team debut in the side’s League Cup victory over Charlton.
The 21-year-old was previously sent on loan to Deportivo Alavés and is keen to get more first-team minutes whether that be at United or elsewhere.
The Red Devils have also loaned out talented prospect striker Charlie McNeill to Newport County and defender DiShon Bernard to Portsmouth.