Nemanja Matic and Edinson Cavani.

United confirm retained list and departures

Friday 10 June 2022 14:55

With players’ contracts set to expire across all levels at Manchester United, the club has issued its list of retained players ahead of the 2022/23 season.

In terms of the first team, it has already been confirmed that Edinson Cavani, Lee Grant, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba are leaving United.

In the Academy, five players will depart on 30 June, when their contracts are set to expire. As ever, those players will continue their lifelong associations with the Academy.

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D’Mani Mellor, Reece Devine and Connor Stanley have received support in finding new clubs. Mellor made one appearance for the first team, playing in the Europa League tie with Astana in 2019, to ensure he featured in every age group for United.

Paul Woolston announced in March that he has been forced to retire through injury. The goalkeeper continues to stay in close contact with the club as he begins the next stage of his career.

Paul McShane will continue his coaching role with the Professional Development Phase following his retirement from playing.

The club has taken the option to extend Dylan Levitt’s contract. The Wales international enjoyed a successful campaign on loan at Dundee United last season. Fresh terms were initially offered to Martin Svidersky but it is now expected that the Slovakia Under-21 midfielder will depart.

All players named on the retained list published by the Premier League remain under contract.

Everyone at the club would like to thank all of the departing players for their contributions to Manchester United and wish them the very best of luck for the future.

D’Mani Mellor
Edinson Cavani
Reece Devine
Lee Grant
Jesse Lingard
Juan Mata
Nemanja Matic
Paul McShane
Paul Pogba
Connor Stanley
Paul Woolston 

Contract Offer:
Martin Svidersky

Option Exercised:
Dylan Levitt