Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Axel Tuanzebe will exit on loan, while Phil Jones will face an extended journey back into the team.
The 23-year-old Tuanzebe made only nine Premier League appearances last season, while Jones last played football in the 2019/20 season due to injury.
With Raphael Varane coming in from Real Madrid with an extraordinary pedigree, Tuanzebe and Jones will be majorly affected.
Solskjaer has thus been asked if Tuanzebe is facing an exit...
“Of course, with Raphael coming in, I can see Axel going out [on loan, because I have Varane, Maguire, Lindelof and Eric Bailly and Phil Jones is coming back in,” Solskjaer said as quoted by United's media.
The Norwegian added to confirm that Jones has extensive recovery to face before he will be seen again on the matchday grass.
“He is due to start training over the weekend when we’ve got everyone in on Monday, which is a big plus for him,” Ole added.
“I've had similar troubles in my career. He’s such a professional, good lad, and it’s great to see him ready to train again and hopefully he can first of all train with us and then hopefully get game time soon.
“If he can play in the Under-23s to start with, or we can arrange something behind closed doors for him, because I know exactly the feeling [of] being out for so long. You just want to feel your way in.
“He’s always served the club, but it was time for him to look after himself and his own health, but now he’s ready to train with us," he concluded.
For now, the Red Devils are preparing for the club's fourth preseason friendly against lower division side Preston North End on Saturday.