Manchester United have let young defender Regan Poole leave Old Trafford this summer, as the Red Devils chose not to exercise a one-year extension in his contract.
The 20-year-old will now be on the hunt for a new club after spending three years as a Red Devil – making one senior appearance for United back in 2016 in a Europa League game.
Today, though, Poole has admitted that he wasn’t shocked by United’s decision, before reiterating just how much he enjoyed his time at the Theatre of Dreams…
“It wasn’t a surprise. I had an idea what was going to happen but I’ve loved every minute there – they improved me as a player,” he told BBC Sport Wales.
After spending the last two seasons out on loan, without really getting a first-team look-in, you always had an idea that Poole would likely be released sooner rather than later.
With talented lads like Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah ahead of Poole in the centre-back pecking order, the young man was always fighting an uphill battle.
Personally, though, I would have liked United to give him another year. Poole is a talented young boy who’s still improving.
I feel very confident when I say that Poole will probably be snapped up by a Championship club in the not too distant future and I genuinely hope that wherever he ends up, the young Welshman gets to play regular football and continue with his development.
Good luck, Regan!