‘The next Pogba’ – Manchester United fans unhappy over Tom Thorpe's release

Manchester United fans have voiced their displeasure at the news under-21 captain Tom Thorpe will not be offered a new contract.

On Wednesday, Manchester United revealed the news, as reported by the Mirror, that under-21 captain Tom Thorpe will not be offered a new deal.

The news that the 22-year-old will be allowed to leave United on a free transfer has baffled some supporters, as he had been tipped as a potential star for the future.

For the past three seasons, the former England under-21 defender has been named captain of United’s under-21 side and has been at the heart of a lot of their success. Nevertheless, was overlooked in favour of under-21 teammates Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett when it came to a first team call-up.

The more vocal supporters took to Twitter to rage about the decision made the club, with some suggesting it will be one they later come to regret.


At 22, and having not made a big impact on the first-team up to now, it’s probably in everyone’s best interest for the player to move on.

Thorpe, while he may get offers from Premier League clubs due to his reputation, now more than ever needs to find a club where he can become a regular starter in the side.

A move to one of the top Championship clubs could be his best bet as he looks to finally get his senior career up and running.

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