Man United remain in talks with ‘many clubs’ over loans for Jesse Lingard and Brandon Williams

Manchester United are still in talks with a number of clubs over loan moves for Jesse Lingard and Brandon Williams, and could also allow Facundo Pellistri to go out on a short-term deal.

Lingard, who is a target for West Ham, and Williams have been on the fringes of the first-team squad this season and struggled for game time.

United are open to keeping both of them for the rest of the season due to the unique demands of the pandemic, and Solskjaer says any move must suit the club and the players.

Jesse Lingard has been linked with a loan move to West Ham this month

Brandon Williams could also head away from United in a loan deal

United are in talks with ‘many clubs’ over loans for Jesse Lingard (L) and Brandon Williams (R)

‘They’re still part of the club, part of the squad, and no deal has been struck for any players yet going out,’ said the United boss.

‘There have been many clubs interested in our players, so let’s see what happens. It’s important to take our wishes and our plans into consideration, but the players as well of course because they are Man United people and players through and through.’

Pellistri joined United for £9million from Uruguayan team Penarol in November and has been training with the first-team squad while playing for the Under-21s. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stressed that the players would only leave the club on their terms

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stressed that the players would only leave the club on their terms 

Facundo Pellistri (left) could also be shipped out to gain more experience, Solskjaer revealed

Facundo Pellistri (left) could also be shipped out to gain more experience, Solskjaer revealed

Solskjaer is prepared to let the 19-year-old right winger go out on loan to Spain for first-team experience. However, 18-year-old winger Amad Diallo will stay at United and push for a senior debut having only arrived from Atalanta earlier this month following the completion of his £37m move.

‘There have been talks and quite a few clubs interested in Facundo to go out on loan and maybe that’s something we’ll let him do. We want him to have football at a high level,’ said Solskjaer.

‘With Amad, it’s a different scenario. He’s had a good training regime and programme, he’s doing well and it won’t be too long until I can bring him into the squad.’

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