Manchester United is set to recall Charlie McNeill in January after his loan spell with Stevenage for the 2023/24 season.
The 20-year-old striker, who joined League One side Stevenage in the summer, has seen limited game time, featuring in only three matches for the promotion-chasing team.
Manager Erik ten Hag plans to bring McNeill back to assess his options before determining the forward’s destination for the rest of the season.
United is grappling with an injury crisis, with five first-team players currently sidelined, and several others on the fringe also nursing injuries.
Rasmus Hojlund remains the only available option at striker, signed from Atalanta for £72 million in the summer.
While Anthony Martial is on the path to recovery, McNeill could be in contention for his Premier League debut if Ten Hag opts to include him in the squad for the second half of the season.
However, the likelihood is that McNeill might embark on another loan stint after a limited role at Stevenage.
Joining Stevenage under Steve Evans in September, McNeill marked his League One debut with a goal against Leyton Orient.
Despite two more league appearances, he hasn’t featured since September 23.
Unimpressed with McNeill’s performances, Evans, with Stevenage currently in sixth place in League One, aims to avoid risking the promotion chances to the Championship.
McNeill had spent the latter part of the 2022/23 season on loan with