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The emergency loan window opens to Football League clubs on Saturday, we take a look at which Manchester United starlets could head out to get first team football.

Manchester United certainly played their part boosting other sides on deadline day with no less than TEN players leaving on loan across the country. The Championship in particular was a haven for Manchester United starlets with six players heading there, Birmingham City alone picked up three.

Luckily for other clubs looking to borrow some of the countries brightest stars, not all their young talent has been spoken for. So we take a look at three players still up for grabs when the emergency loan window re-opens on Saturday.

Michael Keane - England U21 - 21-years-old

The talented centre-back has just returned to Old Trafford following a loan spell at promotion chasing Derby County. It has been reported the young centre-back didn't want to prolong his spell in the East Midlands after being unable to break into the Derby first team. He provided useful cover for captain Richard Keogh during his injury, however, found himself back on the bench upon his return. Steve McClaren did state that he wanted to keep him around, but admitted he could head out somewhere else for guaranteed first team football.

Jesse Lingard - England U21 - 21-years-old

Arguably the most talented player up for grabs at United, the 21-year-old set his standards pretty high in the Football League after scoring FOUR goals on his Birmingham City debut. Former Manchester United assistant Rene Meulensteen [now Fulham manager] tried to sign Lingard for £5m on deadline day but David Moyes refused to sanction the deal. Lingard had spoken of his desire to break into the first-team picture at Manchester United, however, following the arrival of Spanish star Juan Mata that looks increasingly unlikely and could head out on loan once again.

Ben Pearson - England U19 - 19-years-old

Manchester United's Young Player of the Year of 2013 could be another name out the door in the next couple of weeks in a bid for first team competitive football. Described as a deep-lying midfielder who bases his game around breaking up and manipulating the play for his side, he could be a very shrewd signing for a League One side, or even a Championship club.

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