Or his agent has...He fancies his chances in France apparently, maybe Angel Gomes has had a word in his ear.
Oh yeah, I could count on the fingers of one hand how many times United have got it 'wrong' with one of the Academy lads and I can go back to the 70'sOr his agent has...
This is a tough one. Forgetting Deji for a moment.
There are a whole bunch of kids every year who are in this kind of limbo corridor.
They have high chances of making it in the game, they have a realisation that it won't be at United, and are stuck between leaving now and trying their luck elsewhere, or hanging around and hoping things might change/improve.
Then they see the likes of 5-6 of their ex-team mates not in the game anymore and are not sure what to do.
Obviously some kids think they are better than they are, or their parents do...or agents do and it adds to the confusion.
Maybe he pushed to force United's hand early...'What do you really think of me?' Like Obudeko and others.
Either way, if United thought highly enough of him they would have worked to agree some kind of deal.
His taken control of his career regardless and good luck to him.
I’d be washing the groundsman’s car next to you...Oh yeah, I could count on the fingers of one hand how many times United have got it 'wrong' with one of the Academy lads and I can go back to the 70's
Agree, it's a tough call, but good luck to the kid, and Mipo Odubeko before him.
Me, I'd be a 57½ year old patiently waiting my turn in the Reserves cleaning Neil Wood's car if need be
Not sure what I would prefer to be proud of: scoring two goals in my debut for MU or having decent career and finally getting to EPL with Leeds. Actually no - I'm sure what to preferThink is you look at the list of players recently released by the club that were highly rated at one point - Mitchell, CBJ, Gribbin or even the likes of Wilson etc before that. They ended up playing on level that are lower than many of their pals who were released/left earlier. For examples Jack Harrison was scoring for Leeds yesterday, whilst James Wilson sits on the bench on League Two. They were in the same age group before Harrison left iirc. Sometimes for the talents that are not top tier it might be a better decision to go out and get a pro career early at lower levels and force your way up, or move to club with more realistic pathway to 1st team rather than clinging on hopes.
Making it at Manchester United is super hard, and it should be otherwise it means that we are not top level anymore.
SCORERS:I saw on twitter that an U17 side beat Nurnley 3-1 last night. Anyone know the team or scorers?
U15s- Finley McAllister, Habeeb Ogunneye, Ruben Curley
U18s- Dan Polakowski, Oliver Kilner, Alvaro Fernandez, Marc Jurado, Dillon Hoogewerf
U16s- Chris Popov, Manni Norkett, Daniel Kavanagh, Sam Murray. Plus others.
Fredricson played against Liverpool. Murray is a full-back so he won't compete for a place with AljofreeI wonder if Fredericson and Balogun are still at the club. I always see Aljofree on the line-up, even ahead of Murray surprisingly.
Good to see Kilner back playing.