Some Manchester United supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on the reports that Derby County have agreed a loan deal for defender Teden Mengi.
The United U23 star is ready for a loan spell away from the club.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he is a special talent, and to aid his progress a spell in the Championship is seemingly the next step in his development.
According to the Daily Mail, Derby will sign him on a loan until the end of the season.
Here is a selection of comments from United supporters offering their view on the potential deal.
Very talented. Wins plenty of duels. Good on the ball as well, and he’s a leader (captained our U23’s). Sort of like Upamecano but obviously not that good yet.
— 🔰 (@EdGlazersOut) January 31, 2021
Superb move for him I think. He will get playtime there and can develop in championship. Has potential to be special ( in FIFA language )😂😂😂
— Nipun (@NipunParikh18) January 31, 2021
He’s still very raw captain of our u23s very quick good In the tackle but expect a few mistakes but I’m sure you’ll all love him👍. He might be a bit like tomori when u had him on loan
— 🗣 (@lucasutd_100) January 31, 2021
Great move for him, let’s hope he gets game time.
— Dam Taro (@DAMxTARO) January 31, 2021
More reasons to watch Mr Rooney and his team in action. Good luck to him and his young signing
— Nothere (@Nothere57299246) February 1, 2021
Good move, Rooney will definitely give him chances, it’s just about how ready he is for it
— Rhys James (@RhysJames_Sport) January 31, 2021
Handy having Rooney in the Championship we can drop some players down there
— Rob Best (@RWBest) January 31, 2021
Wazza will look after him it’s a great move for Tenden hopefully he come back ready in the summer
— hayley quacky davies (@davies_quacky) January 31, 2021
Derby must add another defender or two ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline as the Rams are extremely short on options beyond Andre Wisdom and Matt Clarke.
Curtis Davies is out for the season with a long-term injury, while Krystian Bielik may follow. Mike te Wierik, meanwhile, returned to Groningen earlier in the window.
Mengi will provide much-needed competition. Moreover, he will give manager Wayne Rooney the option to switch to a back three which he has done in recent games.
The 18-year-old has first-team experience having featured for United in the Europa League last season, while this term he regularly trains with the first-team squad.
Both Chelsea and Liverpool have benefited from loaning players to Derby in the past, while the last United youngster to have a spell at Pride Park was Jesse Lingard in 2014/15.