Manchester United’s Charlie Savage is in talks to sign with Championship side Reading – according to reports.

Savage has not been included in Manchester United’s pre-season tour squad to the USA. This has led to many believing he won’t be in Erik ten Hag‘s plans in the coming seasons.

He did in fact captain the side against Leeds in Oslo, but ultimately the Dutch manager decided he has better assets elsewhere in the squad.

He spent last year on loan at Forest Green, where the Manchester Evening News reported he was a ‘fantastic’ asset during his ‘incredible’ loan spell. But, the step up to Premier League football is a monumental one, and it looks like Savage won’t be doing that anytime soon.

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Reading ‘in talks’ with Charlie Savage

According to The Sun, Reading are looking at Savage as a potential option as they look to rebuild their squad after their relegation from the Championship to League 1.

They’ll face stern competition. The media outlet also reported that Portsmouth, Cardiff and Rotherham are all keeping a close eye on him.

Savage will be desperate for game time, which doesn’t look likely at Old Trafford this season. He will most likely accept his fate and drop down a league or two in search of just that.

However, the big question from Manchester United’s perspective is whether it’s the correct decision to let him go permanently.

Should Savage be sold or loaned?

In all honesty – we think Savage should be sold.

Ten Hag has proven to be ruthless already this summer, letting go of highly-rated Zidane Iqbal. So we think Savage will receive the same fate.

We have Kobbie Mainoo and Hannibal that have already impressed massively on the tour, plus the first-team squad members. It’s simply too crowded.

All the best Charlie – go smash it wherever you end up!

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