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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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