Manchester United youngster Teden Mengi attracts loan interest


Manchester United have received interest from clubs interested in loaning Dylan Levitt and Teden Mengi until the end of the season

MEN Sport understands there has been significant interest in Levitt and Mengi from Championship and Ligue 1 clubs – although both could be retained at United, as club staff assess the youngsters’ future.

United recalled Welsh midfielder Levitt from his loan spell at Charlton Atheltic this month amid fears the 20-year-old will not get enough playing time. Levitt has only made three league appearances to the League One team.

But despite interest from Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers, among other Championship and League One sides, Levitt could stay with the United Under-23s.

Midfielder Ethan Galbraith and goalkeeper Matej Kovar could also leave on loan, while clubs have shown interest in Under-23 skipper Mengi. The 18-year-old made his first-team debut for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in the summer and is technically the club’s fifth-choice centre-back, given Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones are surplus.

Levitt and Kovar were recalled from Charlton and Swindon respectively this month, with United assessing their next steps.

“Dylan is a professional boy and a very talented footballer,” Charlton manager Lee Bowyer said. “I would like to thank Nicky Butt and Manchester United for allowing us to bring Dylan on loan. He has worked hard during his time here and we wish him the best for the future.

“Dylan didn’t do anything wrong. He didn’t get as many minutes as he would have liked or we would have liked him to have, but the middle of the park is probably our strongest area. “

Centre-back Di’Shon Bernard extended his spell at Salford City last week, while young goalkeeper Jacob Carney joined Irish side Portadown FC on loan. Another keeper in Nathan Bishop could also get a loan out.

United have also sent right-back Ethan Laird to MK Dons until the end of the season, while James Garner, Aliou Traore, Tahith Chong and Diogo Dalot all remain attached to the club but on loan.

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