Man United confirm departure of Josh Harrop to Preston North End

Man United confirm departure of Josh Harrop to Preston North End

Manchester United have officially announced Josh Harrop will join Preston North End on July 1 when his contract expires.

Harrop, 21, scored a wonderful goal on his Man United debut on the final day of the 2015/16 Premier League season but it looks like he has decided to leave the club in order to chase regular first-team football elsewhere.

I’m sure he’ll be a great addition for Preston in the Championship and we wish him the best of luck there.

Reports suggested United offered Harrop a new contract, so he’s taken the decision to reject it and move elsewhere. It’s a bold choice but one which will hopefully allow Harrop to really develop rapidly with a lot of game time, so I more than understand his decision.

It’s a shame because Harrop would almost certainly have gone on the pre-season US tour but now he’s leaving United and he won’t be the last.

Good luck at Preston and hopefully you can tear it up in the Championship, Josh.

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