According to the latest report, Manchester United have released a total number of fifteen players ahead of 2019/20 season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had already disclosed the departure of both Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia at the end of the season.
With both players confirmed already the Red devils revealed the other 13 players that they will be showing the exit doors this summer with one of them being a Nigerian descent. Yesterday, Manchester United released an official statement on their website to make this known to their fans.
“At this time of year, players’ contracts are set to expire at all levels within Manchester United as the squads start to take shape in advance of the upcoming 2019/20 season.
“While some will inevitably move on, the Under-23s welcome the older members of the Academy group, who step up to Premier League 2 football. “An intake of first-year scholars then replaces them in the Under-18s. Of course, all players named on the actual retained list published by the Premier League remain under contract to the club.
“In terms of the first team, it has already been confirmed that Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia are leaving United after distinguished service in the red shirt. Juan Mata, meanwhile, has been offered a new contract.
“At Under-23s level, the club has taken up the option to extend midfielder Aidan Barlow’s deal. Fresh terms have also been offered to keepers Alex Fojticek and Paul Woolston, plus Italian defender Luca Ercolani.
“Several players who spent time away from the club on loan last term will be seeking deals with new teams as they continue their careers elsewhere. “Regan Poole helped Newport County reach the League Two play-off final, while Zak Dearnley (Oldham Athletic), Tom Sang (AFC Fylde), Callum Whelan (Port Vale), Matty Willock (Crawley Town) and James Wilson (Aberdeen) also had loans away from Old Trafford.
“Of course, both defender Poole and striker Wilson have represented the United first team. “Matthew Olosunde, Tyrell Warren, DJ Buffonge, Callum Gribbin, Millen Baars and Josh Bohui have also been released, as has Under-18s goalkeeper James Thompson.
“We would like to wish all the players leaving the club the very best of luck for the future.”
Herrera is likely to join French Ligue 1 Champions, Paris Saint-Germain as the Spanish international has opted to leave Old Trafford after failing to agree on a new contract deal with the club.
Matthew Olawale Olosunde who is of Nigerian descent through his parents but has opted to represent the country of his birth United State Men National team (USMNT).
The 21 years old 6 feet defender went ahead to play is first game for the US in under-17 world cup in Chile against Nigeria losing 2-0.
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