United announce official retained list

Friday 16 June 2023 12:30

Manchester United's retained list has been sent to the Premier League, ahead of the full announcement.

In terms of the goalkeeping department, discussions remain open with David De Gea over a potential new contract, while Tom Heaton and Nathan Bishop have had extensions triggered on their deals.

Extensions were also processed for defenders Rhys Bennett and Ethan Laird, while Under-21s player coach Tom Huddlestone is expected to stay after discussions over a new contract.

Young forward Mateo Mejia has also been offered a deal.

United say farewell to Tuanzebe


The popular defender is set to depart at the end of his current contract, after captaining the club at every level.

As announced last month, centre-back Phil Jones is leaving after 12 years and 229 appearances for United.

Fellow defender Axel Tuanzebe is departing after 37 first-team appearances, having captained the Reds at every level since joining the Academy as an eight year-old. Axel wore the skipper's armband in a Carabao Cup tie against his hometown club, Rochdale, in 2019.

Tuanzebe, who famously got the better of Kylian Mbappe in our group-stage victory over Paris Saint-Germain in 2020/21, has been hugely unlucky with injuries during his time at United but returned to action on loan at Stoke City last season.

Ethan Galbraith and Di’Shon Bernard are seeking new opportunities elsewhere after loan spells at Salford City and Portsmouth, respectively. Both made their first-team debuts for United in a 2019 Europa League clash against Astana in Kazakhstan.

Eric HanburyCharlie Wellens and Manni Norkett are leaving the Academy after the end of their current terms. The Academy is proud of all our departing young players and their achievements while at the club. They will all be supported in securing professional contracts at new clubs, provided with a bespoke aftercare programme, and will always have a lifelong association with Manchester United.


Section A: Players aged under 24 as of June 2023

Rhys Bennett*
Nathan Bishop*
Toby Collyer
Anthony Elanga
Noam Emeran
Ethan Ennis
Alvaro Fernandez
Will Fish
Omari Forson
Tyler Fredricson
Alejandro Garnacho
Dan Gore
Mason Greenwood
Isak Hansen-Aaroen
Bjorn Hardley
Elyh Harrison
Joe Hugill
Zidane Iqbal
Louis Jackson
Marc Jurado

Contracts activated for six Reds


The club confirms taking up options regarding two of our goalkeepers.

Willy Kambwala
Matej Kovar
Ethan Laird*
Kobbie Mainoo
Tyrell Malacia
Ondrej Mastny
Sam Mather
Charlie McNeill
Dermot Mee
Mateo Mejia**
Teden Mengi
Sam Murray
Habeeb Ogunneye
Maximillian Oyedele
Facundo Pellistri 
Logan Pye 
Jadon Sancho 
Charlie Savage 
Malachi Sharpe 
Shola Shoretire 
Radek Vitek 
Brandon Williams
Tom Wooster

*Extension activated | **Contract offered

Revealed: 23/24 Premier League fixtures


The Reds' league schedule for next season has been released.

Section B: Players aged over 24 as of 30 June 2023 

Eric Bailly
Diogo Dalot
Christian Eriksen
Bruno Fernandes
Tom Heaton*
Dean Henderson
Tom Huddlestone**
Victor Lindelof
Harry Maguire
Anthony Martial
Lisandro Martinez
Scott McTominay
Marcus Rashford
Luke Shaw
Alex Telles
Donny van de Beek
Raphael Varane
Aaron Wan-Bissaka

*Extension activated | **Contract offered

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Scholarship Year 1
Adam Berry
Ruben Curley
Jack Kingdon
Finley McAllister
Ashton Missin
Jack Moorhouse
Thomas Myles
James Nolan
Ethan Wheatley
Ethan Williams

Scholarship Year 2
Sonny Aljofree*
Marcus Lawrence*

*Extension activated