Manchester United have just under a week to go before the transfer window closes and there are likely to be more outgoings.

It has been a struggle to sell players this summer, but 12 have left on loan already.

United’s business is not done, and there could be more players heading out through the exit door.

Here is a look at five players who could depart before the transfer deadline…

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Jesse Lingard

After a successful loan at West Ham last season, United fans expected Lingard would have been sold by now.

Instead his future remains very unclear, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insistent he could stay, while speculation is ongoing.

Lingard came off the bench this weekend but that is likely going to be his role this season. If he wants to play, he will have to move on.

The Telegraph report West Ham are looking at alternatives, but this potential deal is still alive and will remain so until the deadline passes.

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Teden Mengi

A loan exit for Teden Mengi seems inevitable and the biggest surprise is that a move has not happened yet.

Mengi started three of United’s pre-season games, and he has not featured in a Premier League matchday squad, or for the under-23s.

Last season Mengi was on loan at Derby and if their transfer embargo is sorted out, a return could be possible. Otherwise United will look for an alternative Championship loan.



There have been mixed messages over a potential loan move for Amad, with The MEN reporting United were set to make him available.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer contradicted this last week by saying Amad could stay after impressing in training.

United will stay open to offers, and if a top flight club can put together a convincing loan case and indicate he could play regularly, a move could still happen.

Phil Jones

If United can find a taker for Phil Jones, the centre-back will go. But doing so won’t be easy.

Jones has not played a first team game since January 2020 after a battle with his fitness. He is fifth choice centre-back at best right now.

A loan move is far more likely than a sale, considering Jones’ wages. The alternative is simply to release him and let him try to find a club as a free agent.

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Diogo Dalot

At present it looks like Diogo Dalot will stay, but this could change if United are successful in signing Kieran Trippier.

If United can sign Trippier then Dalot will be surplus to requirements.

A loan or permanent move could become viable. After a productive loan at AC Milan last season, Dalot has more to offer.

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