D'Mani Mellor.

Mellor confirms United departure

Thursday 19 May 2022 16:30

Manchester United Under-23s striker D'Mani Mellor has confirmed he is leaving the club when his contract expires this summer.

The local lad made his senior bow in the Europa League tie with Astana in Kazakhstan in November, 2019, which ensured he played in every age group from the age of nine to the first team. 

Following a loan spell with Salford City, gaining valuable league experience, he returned to lead coach Neil Wood's group and captained the side towards the end of the season, while showing his potency and endeavour in attack.

D'Mani Mellor in first-team training with Jadon Sancho and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
"The end of my first chapter in football," Mellor posted on Instagram. "Making a debut for Man Utd is something that only a small number of people have the honour to say that they have achieved.

"I've been extremely fortunate to represent this club for over 10 years. There are so many people that I have to thank for their support along the way. Many have become my closest friends throughout my time here.

"I'll always be connected with this amazing club," said the 21-year-old.

"Now, a new chapter starts. I'm ready for that next step and I'm excited to show everyone what I can do."

The forward's achievements were celebrated with colleagues and staff as a group on Monday at Carrington and he has a number of options available with regards to his next move. He will take the time over the summer to decide on his next steps.

Everybody at United would certainly like to wish D'Mani the very best of luck with his future career.