Manchester United has announced that after the end of their contracts next week, nine of its academy stars will be released.
The players whose contract expires on June 30 are 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: “With some of the younger pros that are finishing their contracts, we are putting in place packages so that when the season resumes they will come back for a few months with some financial support and a training program to help them with their next career stage.”
“We agreed not to release all of the under-9 boys into the under-18s. The number one priority was to get them back with smiles on their faces and at another time we will be dealing with those decisions. We have a responsibility to assist them during this tough period.”