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Manchester United let youngsters go as Mourhino looks for star talent

 
 
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Manchester United may be linked with one of their former youngsters that they let go in Paul Pogba but that hasn't stopped new boss Jose Mourhino showing several promising youngsters the door.

Ashley Fletcher has joined West Ham on a free and Tyler Reid has joined another Premier League club in Swansea City for an undisclosed fee.

Victor Valdes has joined Premier League new boys Middle­sbrough on a free

Former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell has joined Wigan on a three-year contract.

Powell, 22, scored 12 goals in 41 appearances for Championship side Wigan during a loan spell in 2013-14.

He joined United for £3m from Crewe in 2012 and was loaned out to Leicester City and Hull City before his contract expired in June and he was released.

Meanwhile Pogba's agent says there is no rush to sort out the future of the Juventus and France midfielder.

Manchester United are interested in the 23-year-old, as Mourhino looks to add star talent to his squad though a deal for Pogba to return to Old Trafford is said to be "not out of the starting blocks".

Pogba is keen on the idea of joining Real Madrid, while Juve want him to sign a contract extension beyond 2019.

"Several big clubs are keen on his services and we have all the time to listen," said agent Mino Raiola.

"He has three years left at Juventus and they are asking him to renew. Why would they want to let him go?"

Pogba was part of the France team beaten in the final of Euro 2016 by Portugal.

He spent three years at Manchester United, but made just seven appearances before moving to Italy in 2012.

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