Manchester United release five players as clear out begins

by Sam Peoples

Michele Fornasier, John Cofie, Luke Giverin, Reece Brown and Luke Hendrie have all been released by Manchester United.

They become the first players to depart the club since David Moyes’ appointment as manager following Sir Alex Ferguson’s resignation.

It doesn’t come as a surprise to anybody who has followed the U21s this season. Cofie had semi-successful loan spells out at Sheffield United and Notts County but never forced his way into Warren Joyce’s team.

Reece Brown spent time with Coventry and Ipswich where he only managed seven appearances while Giverin, Fornasier and Hendrie never really got off the ground at Manchester United.

With Moyes coming in as manager, big squad changes are expected at every level at United including the first team.

The likes of Nani, Anderson and Young all may leave in the summer transfer period given their lack of impact over the past two seasons and with Moyes making widespread changes to his coaching staff, it would be a surprise if he didn’t carry on the trend to the first team.

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KEVIN@23 06/04/2013 - 23:23

Agreed wth ua stats.gud dany shuld go&kip nani

Bright 06/02/2013 - 07:46

H000!nani is best winger man u so far,sel the like of mache,valenc,fle,bebe,ander, than midfielders who ar at aworld class shud be injected in.most prob of man u is in the mid .

orimonndifon 06/01/2013 - 19:02

Sell anderson,welbeck,a.young,nani.keep hernandez,valencia and evra.bring back CR7 and Thiago

Mandla Vilalazi 06/01/2013 - 17:52

Good Team.

Mandla Vilalazi 06/01/2013 - 17:42

Please let David strengthen the Left Side department.Most times United f C lose games through left wing side

Jamali 06/01/2013 - 14:52

Yup, but Valencia is versatile. Can play as a right winger or right back. Should keep his as cover. Evra did great this season. He is getting slower and older but wee need to keep him as captain. A stabalizing element in the team. Good motivator too.

Wellbeck, sell off his ass. The “good worker on the field” argument doesn’t really buy it for me. And please don’t give me the Emile Heskey comparison. Both are crap but at least Heskey still scores more goals. A striker that can’t score is useless. Rather have Hernandez on the field anytime, scoring stats are impressive. That’s why big clubs are lining up to grab him.

Yolam 06/01/2013 - 14:14

How can u say sell Chicharito and Evra do u really know football or u just talking rubish,why not sell Welback what kind of striker who does not score goals,u tell me please.

mulenga fidel chipili 06/01/2013 - 13:47

Those who are saying man u shud sell “chicha”are dreaming chicha is man u future cz hi is young ad talented,sell players like valencia,anderson,bebe,fletcher,ad young.

Luvlydon 06/01/2013 - 13:10

I don’t know why a Club like MANUTD should be keeping players like A. YOUNG, MACHEDA, BEBE, VALENCIA, etc. Pls show them the exit door , then get ANGEL. De MARIA, K. STROOTMAN, REUS, THIAGO A. , then Get LUKA MODRIC Instead of FABRIGAS you can get GUNDOGAN OR BENDER (if Possible).

owusu darkwah samuel 06/01/2013 - 12:30

Pls keep nani n give him start .yu must bid felliani we need strong midfiders.

Sammyommy 06/01/2013 - 10:47

If Nani,Anderson,Young r 2 leave, then you should include valencia,Bebe bt i seriously recomend dat nani should stay. Bring back Cr7 nd lewandowski

Sammyommy 06/01/2013 - 10:46

If Nani,Anderson,Young r 2 leave, then you should include valencia,Bebe bt i seriously recomend dat nani should stay.

ndinyelum ikechukwu michael 06/01/2013 - 08:20

valencia should be the first to leave. Then keep Nani.

Graptees 06/01/2013 - 16:50

Well said

Colum lynch 06/01/2013 - 08:19

Good call. Out goes Macheda, Nani, Bebe, Anderson and Young. Keep Wellbeck, always need a worker in the team.

kunmle 06/01/2013 - 08:13

pls sel nani , bebe, macheda, young, valecia and chicarito, so dat u will sign another new player’s dis season, we need new player especially mildfeild.

emma 06/01/2013 - 08:04

the old agressive man u is nomore.i don’ t expect much from new manager.

Jamali 06/01/2013 - 07:21

Yup sell off Nani, Anderson, Young, Macheda, Fletcher, Bebe. Wellbeck
Rooney to PSG for as much as we can get em.

Bring back CR7.
Bring in Alcantara, Strootman and Angel di Maria.

kinanga patrick 06/01/2013 - 07:20

Time for United to Release prayers who have failed, Macheda and company starts. We deserve strong squad. Bring on Thiago Alcantara

young morison 06/01/2013 - 06:39

Please let L .Nani remain he still have something to prove,but Young, Anderson,Fletcher, and Valencia go .you must sign cec frag to solve mid-field cries

Simon 06/01/2013 - 06:35

We need a worldclass attacking midfielder in the mould of Iniesta,fabregas,ozil & co.

shinji kagawa 06/01/2013 - 12:34

totally agree, if only we had someone like me… smh

ed 06/01/2013 - 15:22

like shinji kagawa?

David Bosire 06/01/2013 - 04:36

Come Man utd,we need to strenghten our don’t just identify a player,take him,the likes of Kevin Strootman,Fellaini,Cesc,do something plz,follow an example of Monaco,they have now they are relaxing!!

OG 06/01/2013 - 02:52

Ahmed, go home and come back when you know about football…why did you include Evra and Valencia?

Graptees 06/01/2013 - 16:48

Lol ok with evra, but u must be a total ass to think Valencia is good enough for united. I suggest u sit a watch every minute Valencia has played he has never ever taken a player on, when he gets the ball he just stands there panics and then passes the ball back, wingers shud take players on. Typical pathetic English attitude, think u know it all. But wake you dum wit English are Shit, and so is Valencia and so are u

marvin smith 06/01/2013 - 00:21

Well said, erva and valencia r the worst players on the team and I think they should leave no longer than this summer

Ahmed 05/31/2013 - 22:57

If Moyes shud release nani,anderson and young he must include d following player macheda,valencia,fletcher,evra

Paul 05/31/2013 - 22:34

david moyes cannot make any transfers until the transfer window opens on 1st july

Ekanem kingsley 05/31/2013 - 21:45

Man Utd,when are u going to start signing new players for God’s sake?Is it after the other big guns have snapped up the key players?Can somebody direct Man Utd on what to do please

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nigel 06/02/2013 - 15:25

yr in dreamland or on drugs if u think united will shell 80mil quid on 1 player he staying put mate

Sean 05/31/2013 - 20:10

Disappointed for fornasier I think it’s safe to say no foreign kids gonna make it at united


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