Man Utd set to release talented defensive duo this summer as contracts expire: report

Man Utd set to release talented defensive duo this summer as contracts expire: report
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Manchester United Football Club feel like they’re trending upwards once again. Ole Gunnar Solskaer deserve massive credit for the brilliant work he’s doing – and long may that continue.

Some excellent signings have been made, while academy graduates are forcing their way into the first-team squad. It feels like the Red Devils of old once again.

However, alongside that, some players will have to be sold or released. That’s just the harsh nature of football. When you’ve got such a well-decorated academy, occasionally, some top-quality talents are going to be let go.

Unfortunately, that’s somewhat inevitable in regards to Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Demetri Mitchell. According to the Manchester Evening News, the talented defensive duo are set to be released this summer as their contracts expire.

Both have shown promise aplenty, perhaps Borthwick-Jackson moreso, who was a part of the first-team squad on a regular basis during the Louis van Gaal days.

I’ve always been a huge Mitchell fan, who had an excellent first loan spell with Hearts a few years ago. Sadly, injuries have played their part while Brandon Williams has jumped ahead of him in the left-back pecking order.

For Mitchell, his contract actually expires this summer, whereas Borthwick-Jackson does have an extension option in his deal. It doesn’t look like United are planning to take that up, though.

The good news is that both will definitely find new clubs relatively quickly. These are two hard-working young lads who’ll find a new home this summer, make no mistake about that…