After the departures of Jonny Sutherland, Nicholas Ioannou and Ben Barber a few weeks ago, news has emerged that another three youngsters are to leave.
Jack Rudge, Sam Byrne and Jack Barmby are set to be released from Manchester United.
Rudge went on loan to League Two Torquay United for a brief period earlier this season. He hadn’t managed to feature in any of Torquay’s match-day squads after joining on loan and soon returned to United to deal with his contract situation.
The 19-year-old midfielder hasn’t had much opportunity to play this season as he was hampered earlier on this season by a hernia problem and unfortunately was ineligible to take part in the UEFA Youth League.
He joined United when he was seven, was a regular in the Under-18s squad last season where he made 21 appearances, 18 as a starter, and scored three goals. He has made two appearances at Under-21 level this season, playing 20 minutes in total.
Dublin-born striker Sam Byrne, who is currently on loan at Carlisle United, is also set to be released. The 18-year-old has found his chances at United limited this season but did play a big part in the Under-19s UEFA Youth League campaign where he sat joint first in terms of assists in the competition at the end of the group stage.
He has never played for at Under-21 levelwhile at United. He has represented Ireland at youth level and has captained their Under-19 side. He scored seven goals in 19 appearances at Under-18 level last season and can play either as a main striker or on either wing.
Jack Barmby (pictured), son of former England international Nick Barmby, is also on the way out of United.
Barmby has been on loan at Hartlepool United since the end of January and has scored five goals in 17 appearances, including two in his last two games against Morecambe and Plymouth.
The winger has attracted attention from a few lower league and Championship clubs. Most at home on the left flank, Barmby is also capable of playing in attack. Like Rudge, he to was ineligible for the Under-19 UEFA Youth League and found his chances at Under-21 level limited.