Manchester United striker James Wilson has been shipped to Derby County on a loan deal, leaving the Red Devils with only two strikers.
However, manager Louis van Gaal believes that Wilson needs to spend time away from Old Trafford to further develop his skills.
“For Wilson, another year in the same way as last year is not good for his development,” van Gaal said to Sky Sports.
“It is not good for Januzaj either. This is why we let players go on loan and we don’t sell, because we believe in the quality of Januzaj and in the quality of Wilson.”
Wilson will be spending the 2015-16 season on a loan deal with Derby County, and they managed to beat out other clubs as 12 were reported to have been interested.
The 19-year-old striker is not the only Man United player who has been transferred to another team on a loan deal.
Midfielder Adnan Januzaj was dealt to Borussia Dortmund, as van Gaal feels that the 20-year-old is also in need of further development outside of Old Trafford.
The Red Devils only have veteran Wayne Rooney and newly arrived 19-year-old Anthony Martial at striker.
Martial was recently signed to a £36m deal, leaving van Gaal room to loan out the other young strikers.
It remains to be seen whether Wilson and Januzaj can return after their loan deals and provide quality depth at striker.