Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will spend international week pondering loan deals for his young players.

The Times says Ferguson is preoccupied with the task of farming out some of United's younger players following the club's elimination from the Carling Cup.

Lee Martin, the winger, joined Plymouth Argyle on a three-month loan last week and Darron Gibson, the Ireland midfield player, is expected to join Wolverhampton Wanderers on a similar basis.