Tosin Kehinde has indicated he’s willing to sign a new deal with Manchester United.
The 20-year-old has yet to sign the contract on offer at Old Trafford and while he wants to progress at United he could look to move on for opportunities.
“The main thing for me at this moment in time, I feel like, especially at my age, I need to be around a first-team environment, ” Kehinde told ESPN FC. “That’s the thing for me.
“At my age, you need to be testing yourself and putting yourself in those kinds of situations to see where you’re at, to see if you’re at that level and that you’re ready for it, or there are still things that need to be worked on.
“As much as the Under-23s is good, you can’t spend too long in there because when it is time to move on, it’s difficult because you have got no real experience in men’s football.”
Despite concerns over manager Jose Mourinho’s management of younger players, Kehinde is a defender the Portuguese’s methods.
“When the manager came in, people were a bit unsure about what was going to happen, but you see what he’s done with Scott (McTominay) and with Marcus (Rashford),” he said.
“It may come across in the media that Marcus isn’t playing as much, but when you actually look at it, he is one of the most used players. If you’re good enough, the manager is willing to give young players a chance.”