Manchester United has announced the release of nine of its academy stars following the end of their contracts next week.
Few players will not be offered new terms and they will all leave the squad when their contracts expire on 30 June. They include Demetri Mitchell, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Ethan Hamilton, Dion McGhee, Largie Ramazani, George Tanner, Aidan Barlow, Kieran O’Hara, and Alex Fojticek.
Academy Head Nick Cox said: “For some of the younger pros who are ending their contracts, we are putting in place programs so that when the season returns they can come back for a few months with some financial assistance and a preparation plan to help them through their next career step.”
“We agreed not to have all the under-9 boys released into the under-18s. The number one priority was to get them back on their faces with smiles and then we will be dealing with those decisions at another time. We have to assist them in this tough moment.