02/07/2012 08:52, Report by Nick Coppack

United release four players

Manchester United have confirmed the release of four players, as preparation for the 2012/13 season resumes in earnest.

Players can officially join or leave clubs from 1 July and the Reds confirmed on Monday morning that first-teamers Tomas Kuszczak and Michael Owen, as well as 18-year-old goalkeepers Liam Jacob and Joe Coll, have been released.

Kuszczak and Owen played vital roles in United's success over the last few years and boast 113 appearances between them. Championship club Brighton have already snapped up Kuszczak with Jacob confirmed as an Oldham Athletic recruit.

The club would like to thank all four players for their service and wish them the best of luck in the future.

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