Largie Ramazani has spoken out about his decision to quit Manchester United.
Ramazani sent a message indicating he wants a new challenge, and wishes to make the most of what is a short career.
The 19-year-old’s contract expires today and United confirmed last week he would be one of the players leaving the club.
The difference with Ramazani was he was offered a new contract, The Times report, but he turned it down and is expected to sign with a Spanish second division side.
Ramazani had an outstanding start to the season for United’s under-23s, scoring nine goals in 13 games.
He then trained with the first team and was part of the travelling squad for the Astana game in the Europa League.
But 2020 was not so kind to the young winger, as he did not start a single match for the under-23s to build on his progress, and then the academy season was cancelled.
Like teammate Angel Gomes, it appears Ramazani is thankful for his United experience, but just saw the route to first team football as too complicated.
He may regret leaving United and not spending an extra couple of seasons in the under-23s and going out on loan. At the same time, it could be the best decision of his career.
He is backing himself to succeed elsewhere and it is understandable he just wants to play competitive football after a promising season.
Another one saying goodbye
Ramazani’s colleague Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is another player being released.
He sent a message also saying goodbye to United, and talked about his memorable experiences, positive and negative.
He added of the negative experiences: “It’s revealed some truths in football some people won’t ever see. (In due time).”
Borthwick-Jackson had loan spell at Wolves, Leeds, Scunthorpe, Tranmere, and most recently Oldham.
Unlike Ramazani, Borthwick-Jackson did start games in the first team, once looking a strong prospect at left-back under Louis van Gaal, making 14 appearances in total.
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