Oliver Norwood turns down contract offer from Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Oliver Norwood of Manchester United before going out on loan (teamtalk.com)

It has been confirmed today that Oliver Norwood has turned down a contract offer from Manchester United. Norwood spent last season on loan with different clubs, Scunthorpe United where he made 15 league appearances, scoring one goal and at Coventry City, where he made 18 appearances, scoring twice. The Northern Ireland international has been at Manchester United since he was seven years old, which must have made his decision difficult.

Norwood told Talksport: “I want to play every week like I was this season in the Championship, It’s been the hardest decision in my life for me to make but there comes a time when you have to be realistic.”

It is understood that the player now wants to look for a club outside of the Premier League, where he feels he will have more chance getting first team football.

All Manchester United fans will now wish Oliver good luck in finding a club and progressing with the rest of his career.

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paulbienkowski 06/01/2012 - 21:36

He probably will should he find somewhere to perfect his ability, which I don’t see as a problem. I reckon Coventry City will offer him a contract, should their finances show them able to.

Azm Aftab 06/01/2012 - 21:32

Sad to see him leave! He was exceptional from set pieces and had an excellent range of passing! The guy will come back to haunt us!

upyoursciteh 06/01/2012 - 19:51

How ridiculous to let such a fantastic talent go because our manager insists on playing Giggs and carrick in midfield. Fergie please wake up and give these young guys a chance. They can’t do any worse than Giggs!!!Norwood is a superb passer of the ball and we’re letting him go!! Shame on you united I wish I had not renewed my season ticket and I won’t in the future.


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