Regan Poole has expressed a desire to join another club on loan next season after failing to breach Jose Mourinho’s squad over the last nine months.
The Welshman, who arrived from Newport County in 2015, made his first and only senior team appearance during Manchester United’s 5-1 win over Midtjylland last season.
He has spent the entirety of this season playing for Man United’s reserves after enjoying some time with the first team under Louis van Gaal.
And Poole, on the subject of his future, has opened up about a potential loan move over the next few months.
“It’s possible I could go out on loan, but I haven’t spoken to the club about what happens next season,” he said.
“It’s a tough one because I’m developing under the best coaches in the world at United, and it’s all about what the club thinks is best for me.
“But I would like to get out on loan. I miss playing in the league, there was nothing better.”
At just 18, the defender has plenty of time to hone his skills before reaching an age where featuring for the reserves is no longer acceptable.
He is, under the tutelage of Nicky Butt, in very safe hands and will, like many before him, benefit from his time at Old Trafford, whether that means featuring for the first team or moving somewhere else. But perhaps throwing himself into the fray of regular senior football – at a League 1 side, for example – serves as Poole’s best method for maturing at a quicker rate.