Manchester United youngster Reece James could leave Manchester United on loan before the start of December, according to Goal.com.
The report has suggested that the youngster, who featured for the club during their pre-season tour of the US, has been handed permission to leave Old Trafford on a short-term basis by manager Louis van Gaal.
It has been suggested that Van Gaal wanted the 21-year-old full-back to gain first-team experience as he continues his rise in the game. Despite United's injury problems in the defensive department, James, who has struggled with injury at times himself this season, hasn't starred for the club in the Premier League under the Dutch regime.
It appears, then, with a move away from United on the cards, that there's a number of clubs interested in the youngster's services. In fact, the same report has linked as many as five clubs with James, with the likes of Rotherham, Cardiff, Sheffield Wednesday, Bolton and Blackpool all seemingly ready to take him on a short term basis.
It remains to be seen as to how long he will be allowed to leave the club, but it certainly appears unlikely that he's going to breakthrough into the United first-team in this campaign.
Despite losing experienced Frenchman Patrice Evra and squad player Alex Buttner last summer, Manchester United secured the services of Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind, who can all play in the left-back role.
Of late, Shaw has started to excel in the left-back role at Old Trafford, and will now be hoping to stay fit as he looks to make the position in his own. It's expected that the England international will take to the field tomorrow evening as the Red Devils go in search of securing a positive result at the Emirates against rivals Arsenal.
James, meanwhile, looks set to watch from the sidelines, but will be hoping to get out on the pitch in the near future.
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