Teenager speaks about leaving Manchester United's academy for America

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A former Manchester United youngster has been talking about a big choice in his life.

Former Manchester United academy player Jack Harrison has been speaking about his decision to leave the club’s academy and take up a scholarship at Berkshire School in the USA.

In an interview with the Bolton News, Harrison spoke about the opportunities available to young players on the opposite side of the Atlantic and how it feels when he comes back to England.

Speaking about the offer to study and play abroad, Harrison said, “The opportunity is very rare in England yet extremely valuable. When it was first presented to me I was hesitant.”

It was always going to be a huge decision waving goodbye to United and trying something completely different so far from home, but the now-17-year-old is happy with his choice.

“I roll out of bed onto the football pitches,” Harrison said. “I think it’s pretty sad that more kids in England don’t explore their opportunities in America.”

It will be interesting to see how the former United youngster develops in the years to come, and if he will one day return to these shores, either to play for or against a side he made the rare decision to leave.

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