Manchester United are reportedly preparing to loan Amad out this season. The Ivory Coast international moved from Atalanta to the club in the January transfer window. And he now seems ready for a temporary loan outside of Old Trafford.

Manchester United reached a deal with Atalanta 12 months ago to sign Amad before the striker was officially unveiled in January.

The youngster spent most of his time at Old Trafford playing at youth level but still made a positive impact when he was selected for the first team.

Amad scored in the Europa League duel with AC Milan and also drew attention to himself when he defeated the Wolves on the final day of last season.

With the commitment of the Red Devils to Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, his chances of regular use now seem limited.

And the Manchester Evening News say United are preparing to loan Amad out.

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They have already allowed Facundo Pellitri to leave temporarily, with the youngster joining Deportivo Alaves on loan.

And they are now preparing to do the same to Amad as they look for him to take the next step in his career.

However, he’s not the only player who can leave before the transfer window strikes.

Diogo Dalot now appears ready to stay but if United signs Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid he could sanction the Portugal international’s departure.

Andreas Pereira has been linked to Fenerbahce, with the Brazilian international currently outperforming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order.

United are open to letting Phil Jones go a decade after the England international left Blackburn Rovers.

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And Paul Pogba continues to be linked to Paris Saint-Germain despite the fact that Ligue 1 giants recently won Lionel Messi.

In terms of incomings, United remains open to signing Trippier.

But they have given up the pursuit of Ruben Neves, Saul Niguez and Eduardo Camavinga – who are now prepared to stay with Wolves, Atletico and Rennes respectively.

Meanwhile, Louis Saha has opened up United’s chances of winning the title.

And the Frenchman believes this is the best team the Red Devils have had since the days Sir Alex Ferguson ruled the helm.

“Yes. It’s more balanced,” he told GentingBet.

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“As you can see, the goalkeeping area is very strong. You can see the difference now with the arrival of Varane. He makes United’s defense very intimidating.

“Her midfield and attack are incredible too. Now it’s all about the right combination and the players have to have the mentality and the will to be very consistent.

“All of this makes you win trophies.”

Saha also supported the club’s decision to give Solskjaer a new contract as well.

“Ole has been rewarded for his work at United so far and deserves the opportunity to prove himself,” he said.

“People have seen the club fight for so many years because they fought for different reasons because when Ferguson left he left a huge legacy.

“There were also so many big players who left at the same time, so there was a massive rebuilding. No manager except Ole was able to do this.

“So he was rewarded, first when he got the full job and then again when he showed that he could actually get United some missing principles back – that’s the basis of Man United.

“He brought back the fans’ desire and love for Old Trafford and then he managed to bring some very young, talented players up to the required level.

“He has to win trophies now. Sir Alex Ferguson’s legacy rests on winning trophies. But that doesn’t come from just doing one or two good performances a season, it’s really tough. But he’s going in the right direction.

“United is on the right track. Of course everyone needs to improve, and there is room for improvement.

“And for Ole Gunnar Solskjær there is no exception and he is still criticized. But Sir Alex Ferguson had these criticisms, even if you win trophies, it’s all part of the game. Ole deserves this chance to prove that he can. “