Three Manchester United youngsters are heading for the exit door in search of first-team football, according to the Daily Mail.
Tyler Blackett, James Wilson and Will Keane are all set to depart Old Trafford amidst worries about their playing time under new manager Jose Mourinho.
As in the past, there are concerns that Mourinho’s keenness to spend gargantuan sums of money to correct issues in his teams has left little room for the club’s youth players to breathe.
And the trio have no intention of suffocating under the weight of ridiculous competition.
The two forwards, Keane and Wilson, had a challenge to break through and remain in the first-team before Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s arrival, but now the big Swede’s ego is not the only thing taking up space.
Marcus Rashford is also vying for a place in the team but even the highly talented teenager will struggle to compete with Mourinho likely to favour a 4-2-3-1.
Representatives of the three players are now looking for destinations, with a return to the Championship with Fulham a likely destination for Wilson.
Will Keane appeared for Preston last season and could want a reunion at Deepdale, but Blackett’s future whereabouts are unknown presently.
Paddy McNair and Donald Love were the first two prospects to leave the club after understanding they were likely to be neglected under the tenure of Mourinho.
The pair joined Sunderland in a £5.5m deal, a destination which another United player, Adnan Januzaj, has also found himself heading.
One would imagine that the club would take care to allow their young stars to progress considering the Paul Pogba fiasco in 2012, but perhaps this is not the case.
Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.