Crawley will offer Matty Willock a new football home if he is let go by Manchester United.

But boss Gabriele Cioffi hopes the midfielder gets a new deal at Old Trafford.

Willock has impressed at Crawley after signing on loan at the end of the January window.

But he turns 23 in August and could find himself seeking a new challenge in the summer.

Willock had previously been on loan in Holland and at Scottish clubs St Mirren and St Johnstone.

He has been in matchday squads for United but has yet to make a debut.

Reds head coach Cioffi identified Willock as a top target when the January window opened and director of football Selim Gaygusuz pulled off the deal.

Cioffi told The Argus: “I wish for Matty that Manchester renew his contract.

“And then, if not, it is a little bit early to discuss this but we are obviously keen.

“Selim and myself want him here so this is something we have to discuss at the end of the season.”

Cioffi believes Willock would consider a more permanent drop into League Two.

He added: “I think he would be happy because this league is the fourth in England but it is better to play in the fourth division than to not play or watch the game in the third.”

Reds are 11 points clear of the drop zone with nine games to go after their 0-0 draw with Mansfield.

Cioffi said: “I think the draw was fair enough.”

Luke Gambin missed the game through injury while Ashley Nathaniel-George and Dominic Poleon were left out of the matchday squad by Cioffi.