Manchester United could look again at the possibility of sending young midfielder Scott McTominay out on loan in January.
The Red Devils rejected approaches from a number of Championship clubs during the summer to take the academy graduate for the year, with Leeds United and Aston Villa heading the queue.
Jose Mourinho was forced at the weekend to substitute him at half-time to spare any further agony, with his side trailing Newcastle by two goals, before Alexis Sanchez’s goal in the final minute saw United come storming back to win the game 3-2.
The Old Trafford boss is a big fan of the Preston-born starlet, however, who first emerged on the scene last season and has since made three appearances for Scotland.
McTominay struggled playing in an unfamiliar centre back role in the recent 3-1 reverse at West Ham, with concerns behind the scenes his confidence is being slowly eroded.
There is still a belief he can make the grade at the Theatre of Dreams and that the prospect just needs a regular run of games somewhere else, out of the very public spotlight in Manchester.