Manchester United youngsters Bjorn Hardley and Charlie Savage could go out on loan before the January transfer window closes, according to The Sun.

Nineteen-year-old Savage, who has made one senior appearance for Manchester United, impressed during Tour 22 alongside good friend and fellow academy star Zidane Iqbal.

The Wales Under-21 international also came off the bench to feature in both of United’s winter friendlies against La Liga sides Cadiz and Real Betis during last month’s training camp in Spain.

Savage, son of Robbie, made his only appearance for the United first team as a late substitute in the Champions League dead rubber against Young Boys in December 2021 when Ralf Rangnick was in interim charge.

Manchester United Academy duo Charlie Savage and Bjorn Hardley could head out on loan

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The Welsh teenager was named on the bench for Rangnick’s final game in charge of the Reds, which was a 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on the final day of last season.

But the left-footed ball-playing midfielder is yet to form part of a matchday squad in a competitive game under Erik ten Hag.

Twenty-year-old Hardley didn’t form part of the travelling party for Tour 22, but he did travel to Spain for the winter training camp.

But unlike Savage, the centre-back didn’t feature in any of the games against the La Liga sides, and he’s yet to make his bow for the Reds first team.

He was an unused substitute for the aforementioned Champions League group stage game against Swiss side Young Boys last term.

Hardley, who joined United’s Academy from Dutch side NAC Breda in 2019, has been a regular in Manchester United’s Under-21s side this season and started all five of United’s EFL Trophy games.

With the January transfer window entering its closing stages, it will be interesting to see whether anymore of United’s talented youngsters follow Shola Shoretire, who has joined League One side Bolton Wanderers on loan, in securing a first loan move away from the twenty-time league champions.

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