Manchester United planning to let two forwards leave on loan – Manchester Evening News
Manchester United are planning to let winger Facundo Pellistri head out on loan next season.
Pellistri, 21, has made six substitute appearances since the New Year and he has had a notable impact in almost all of them.
Pellistri joined United for £9million from Penarol in October 2020 and had to wait more than two years to make his debut against Charlton in this season’s League Cup quarter-final.
United have loaned Pellistri to Alaves twice and he spent the entirety of last season in La Liga but started only six times.
Pellistri has been named in the Uruguay squad for their friendlies against Japan and South Korea this month, having started in two of their three World Cup group games in Qatar.
United have also pencilled in a loan move for Anthony Elanga next term amid his lack of playing time. Elanga, 20, has started seven times under manager Erik ten Hag and all but one of those starts came before the season was paused for the World Cup on November 13.
Elanga has not scored for United in over a year, having started in 16 of Ralf Rangnick’s 29 games in charge as interim manager last term.
United intend to sign a striker in the summer, with Harry Kane Ten Hag’s preferred target, and Anthony Martial will be made available for transfer.
Beyond the centre forward role, United have a plethora of wingers, with Amad currently on loan at Sunderland in the Championship, while the club is yet to decide whether to integrate Mason Greenwood back into the squad.
Greenwood had charges of attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour and assault dropped last month. The 21-year-old has not played for United since January 22 2022.