England Under 19 international Ben Mee has an open mind ahead of his first season being involved with the senior squad at the Carrington Training Centre.
The centre back and captain of last season’s successful Academy Under 18 side has already had an unpredictable pre-season after a late call to the U19 Euro Championships cut short his training with City’s first team in Germany.
And speaking to mcfc.co.uk Ben said: “You don’t know what to expect at the start of the season, anything could happen.
“I could go on loan or I could end up in the first team. But ideally I’d like to progress myself and keep getting better and better, wherever that may be, whether it’s in the reserves or out on loan.”
It’s a refreshing change to hear a player keen to learn his trade at a lower level and Mee has no qualms about dropping down a division or two to keep learning.
“Yes definitely, I’d be happy to go out on loan, gain some more experience and just keep progressing really,” he added.
“It’s all vital experience, be it in the lower leagues or wherever, we’re going to have some tough games and come up against some tough players which is all good.
“I’ve spoken to a few of the lads about it recently, Ched went out last season, he loved it and did really well. He’s back now and everyone’s buzzing about him.
“Shaleum Logan did very well out on loan last season too and got himself a bigger profile, and people in the game have heard of him so it’s a great benefit.”