We wrote earlier this week that of all the eight players released by Manchester United, Jacob Carney’s departure felt the oddest.

Carney, 20, is a very good goalkeeping prospect who has interest from Burnley as a free agent, The Sun report.

To underline his potential, Carney has won an individual award at his last loan club, Northern Irish side Portadown.

Carney won the club’s young player of the year award, Portadown announced this week.

Carney’s award is all the more impressive considering he only joined Portadown on loan in January.

He had spent the first part of the season on loan in non-league.

 

What we don’t know is if Carney’s reason for leaving was one of personal choice, or whether United decided to be ruthless.

One way or another, expect Carney to land on his feet. He has racked up a lot of first team playing time already for a 20-year-old and has a bright future.

As a free agent he will be in demand and his award at Portadown underlines his quality.

The path at United may have been too complicated for him to ever make the first team, so he has a chance now to map out his own future.

Carney's award is all the more impressive considering he only joined Portadown on loan in January.
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