The Welshman has started just four of the club’s twelve opening games this season, and has also been left out of the matchday squad three times in the Premier League this season.
Mason Greenwood and Juan Mata find themselves ahead in the pecking order on the and right hand side and the summer arrival Facundo Pellistri and January arrival, Amad Diallo Traore won’t help James’ cause either.
After a explosive start to life at United at the beginning of last season, the 23-year-old winger has since taken his foot off the gas. His attacking returns has reduced drastically, having registered just one goal in the last 15 months. The winger has struggled to be effective against deep-blocks, with United’s opponents finding it too easy to nullify the space for James to run into.
The aforementioned report should’nt come as a surprise to many Manchester United fans, as a loan move would provide sufficient minutes for the Welsh international, and a chance to move away from the pressure brewing up at Old Trafford. United have adopted a more willing approach to the loan scheme over the past few years, with the likes of Dean Henderson and Axel Tuanazebe being beneficiaries of it.
With new signing Amad Diallo also set to arrive in January, it could be the perfect opportunity for James to go and try kickstart his career elsewhere and probably return as a better player.