Lee Martin: The Exodus Begins?
Lee Martin, one of the starters on that infamous night against Coventry, joined Plymouth Argyle on loan.
After the shambles of that Carling Cup third round, Sir Alex Ferguson hinted that some youngsters will go out on loan to allow them play competitive matches.
Lee Martin is the first, having just joined Championship side Plymouth. The loan deal is for three months', hopefully he'll be able to gain valuable experience during that period.
The question is, with injuries mounting, will Evans, Simpson, Bardsley and Eagles follow him through the exit door? Would it be a risk or they are of no use anyway?
I'm totally supportive of loaning them out, let's face it: none of our the aforementioned guys have a chance of getting into the team this season, apart from Jonny Evans who would be worth a try at right-back.