Manchester United defender Teden Mengi set to leave the club on loan in January

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Teden Mengi

Mengi impressed during his appearances for the first-team in pre-season (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United defender Teden Mengi is likely to leave the club on loan when the January transfer window opens.

The highly-rated centre-half spent the second half of last season out on loan with Wayne Rooney’s Derby County.

He has been a regular captain for the club’s Under-23 side this season with his manager Neil Wood expecting him leave on a temporary basis in the New Year.

‘I’m not sure if the chance was there for him to go out on loan [in the summer] or not,’ Wood said.

‘But it is one of them where he spent pre-season with the first-team, he didn’t end up going out on loan and he’s come to pick up game time with us.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Solskjaer was impressed with the youngster during pre-season (Picture: Getty)

‘I think for him it is just important he keeps getting game time, he keeps himself fresh and by January his pathway might change. He might end up going out on loan which I think would probably be the case.

‘It is important he gets his confidence, he gets himself playing right and he is making himself looking a good player like he has done with the U23s.’

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Mengi made nine appearances for Derby last season and was back on their radar in the summer only for the deal to fall through.

The defender featured heavily under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during pre-season and trained with the England senior side during October’s international break.


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