After such a disappointing season, Manchester United need to strengthen their entire squad with plenty of players expected to move on.

Experienced stars like Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial have already confirmed their departures, while the likes of Casemiro, Harry Maguire have also been linked with a summer move away.

INEOS are reportedly looking to strengthen the squad by focusing their recruitment on younger players and it would be a shock to see Omari Forsson, given his first-team debut by Erik ten Haag last season, decide to leave for Serie A side Monza.

United offered the academy graduate a new and improved contract, but the versatile striker decided not to sign despite the manager’s best efforts to convince him to stay.

Forson leaves despite EtH’s best efforts

Forson became the 249th academy star to make his first team debut for the club and ended up making seven appearances in all competitions.

Ten Hag even opted to give the 19-year-old a few minutes instead of offering them to Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri, showing just how highly the Dutchman rated the London-born star.

He was also part of the pre-season squad and despite the club’s best efforts to keep him, which included the offer of another late contract, the England U20 international decided to leave for Italy.

TBR Football have now claimed that Premier League rivals Newcastle United along with Championship sides Sunderland and Middlesbrough tried to bring Forson to join them, but the Englishman opted for Monza instead.

Chances of regular first-team football are much greater in Italy, while the slower pace of the league could allow a player to really shine.

“TBR Football understands that North East trio Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Sunderland have held talks with Omari Forson, who will leave United on a free at the end of this month.

Forson rejected the Newcastle & Championship duo

“And despite the club’s best efforts, TBR understands Forson rejected a late bid from Manchester United to opt for a move to Italy.

“Forson has now agreed a four-year deal to move to Italy to join Serie A side Monza. Forson and his camp clearly felt that a move to Italy was the right choice, perhaps representing an opportunity to play regular first-team football.”

While losing an academy gem is never good, with Amado’s late-season resurgence and Alejandro Garnach’s adaptability, the situation on the right looks much better than it did a few months ago.

INEOS need to ensure the academy production line continues to run as they look to return the club to the top of the English football pyramid.

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