KEY POINTS

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is open to allowing fringe players to leave on loan
  • Jesse Lingard is among players who could leave before the transfer window ends
  • Several clubs have shown interest in signing Brandon Williams and Facundo Pellistri

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that some of the fringe players from the first team could leave the club before the January transfer window comes to a close at midnight on Sunday.

Jesse Lingard, Brandon Williams and Facundo Pellistri have all been linked to temporary moves away from Old Trafford after finding it difficult to get regular minutes under the watch of Solskjaer.

There has been plenty of interest from clubs in England and abroad for the trio, with the Norwegian mentor confirming that there have been talks. However, an agreement has yet to be reached.

Among the three, many believe Lingard is the most eager to part ways with the Red Devils, having made just three appearances this season.

West Ham United and Sheffield United are both said to be keen to sign the English prospect.

Williams, on the other hand, has his sights set on building experience by regularly playing at a top-flight level.

"They're still part of the club, part of the squad, training well. No deal has been struck for any of the players yet going out--still a little period left, of course,” Solskjaer told the Independent.

"There's been many clubs interested in our players, so let's see what happens,” he added. "For me, it's also important to take our wishes and our plans into consideration but also the players of course because they are Manchester United people and players through and through."

Pellistri, meanwhile, was signed from Uruguayan club Penarol last October and was expected to be part of the first team.

The exciting teenager is highly-rated by Solskjaer, but the Norwegian manager confirmed that there are a number of clubs vying for his services.

"There has been talks and there's been quite a few clubs interested in Facundo to go out on loan and that's maybe something we will let him do now," Solksjaer divulged. "He's had a few games in the reserves. We want him to have regular football, of course, at a high level of course.”

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Photo: POOL / Nick Potts