Manchester United fans were shocked to learn that Josh Harrop turned down a contract extension with his boyhood club to sign for Preston North End.

Last month, Harrop made his debut in the final game of the season against Crystal Palace and scored a great goal. After the game, he couldn’t hide his happiness.

I’ve dreamed about it so many times so, for it to come true today, I’m delighted. Over the moon! All my family were here, my friends – I’m delighted they could share the moment with me. I’ve trained since I was eight for this moment so, for it to come true today in front of everyone, I’m over the moon, speechless.

However, Harrop only got in to the team because Jose Mourinho was resting the first team players for the Europa League final. At 21, he is clearly ready for first team football, so made the huge decision to leave United.

After agreeing the four year deal, Harrop is keen to help Preston improve on their 11th placed finish of last season.

I’ve got four years now at Preston North End where I know I am going to be and I am going to put everything into that and dedicated myself to do the best for the team and the best for the fans. Hopefully I can achieve my aims and ambitions that I have set myself by coming here and that’s to get promoted with Preston North End and help the club get as high as we can.

Good luck, Josh!




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