Kayne Diedrick-Roberts and Faustin Makela Manchester United youngsters have left the club.
Diedrick-Roberts, 18, joined United from Fulham in 2015 and scored in the Under-18s’ win at Middlesbrough early in 2016-17 but was outshone by United’s other youngsters.
The Lewisham-born forward, who lined up alongside Marcus Rashford in the academy attack last season, headed to Bournemouth on a youth loan for more minutes in December and returned to make his only United Reserves start in the draw with Leicester in April.
Academy captain Callum Whelan confirmed Diedrick-Roberts’ departure in an Instagram Story earlier this month.
Makela, 17, was hampered by growth-related injuries which restricted him to just one academy start in successive seasons before his final campaign with the club.
Congo-born midfielder Makela made his Under-23 debut at Leicester in April but had already embarked on a youth loan with League One Bury due to a lack of playing time.
Makela wrote on Instagram: “Shared a lot and good memories with the boys , going to miss you all & good luck to everyone in the future.”
Recent United debutant Angel Gomes posed with Makela and a shirt signed by his academy teammates.
United are expected to confirm their retained and released list within the next few weeks. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s United contract expires in the summer and it is possible other youth-teamers will be let go.
Victor Valdes and Nick Powell were the two high-profile departures last summer, while Ollie Rathbone and George Dorrington left on frees.
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