Callum Gribbin was a shock name of the list of players released by Manchester United last week.

A couple of years ago he seemed like a sure bet to make it in the first team.

Videos clips of his highlights and impressive goals for the under-18s left fans impressed and the future looked bright.

Just last year The Sun touted Gribbin as the ‘English Messi’ and tipped him for the top.

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His release was a surprise, although his injuries and lack of action last season showed a worrying lack of progress. At 20-years-old, United came to a tough decision.

After his release, rumours abounded on social media that Gribbin could quit football altogether.

This would have been truly sad, but fortunately it appears to be incorrect.

Gribbin has responded, with his first tweet since late 2018, claiming he is looking forward for what lies ahead.

United youngster Angel Gomes responded, urging him to ‘Go show them’, with his message unclear whether it was aimed at the club or those behind the rumours.

Gribbin is now looking for a new club and will have to work harder than ever.

At 20-years-old, this could work out in his favour. His chances at United were slim and he can’t afford to have any time wasted.

It will be fascinating to see the England youth inernational he can kick on and realise his potential. Good luck to him.

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