United release youngsters

Image: Lee: Joins Oldham

Man Utd have announced that five members of their reserve side will leave Old Trafford at the end of June.

Quintet handed free exits from Old Trafford

Manchester United have announced that five members of their reserve side will leave Old Trafford at the end of June. Michael Barnes, Sean Evans and Michael Lea have all been handed free transfers, while Ritchie Jones - who made five first-team appearances - and Kieran Lee have also been released. Lee made three appearances in the Red Devils' first XI, including starting at Chelsea in May 2007, and has already joined League One side Oldham. Academy members Chris Fagan and Conor McCormack have also been released. A statement on United's official website said: "Midfielders Michael Barnes, Sean Evans and Ritchie Jones and defenders Kieran Lee and Michael Lea are all free to leave Old Trafford as of 30th June. "Academy striker Chris Fagan and fellow scholar Conor McCormack have also been released. "The club would like to wish each player all the best for the future."

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