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Ex-Manchester United starlet wanted by several clubs

Cofie wasn't part of Moyes' plans at United (©GettyImages)
Cofie wasn't part of Moyes' plans at United (©GettyImages).

Former Manchester United striker John Cofie is being chased by a number of Championship clubs following his release from Old Trafford, according to Sky Sports.

Cofie was released by new manager David Moyes at the end of last season after he came to the end of the deal he signed in 2010. 

United initially signed Cofie on a youth deal in 2007, as they beat rivals Liverpool to his signature, signing him from Burnley. 

But the youngster, who audiences expected so much from, failed to provide at Old Trafford, failing to make a single first team appearance. Cofie spent all of his time on-loan at various clubs as he tried to fight his way into the first team but Sir Alex Ferguson never gave him the chance in the senior side. 

Cofie spent the 2011/12 season on-loan at Belgian second division side Royal Antwerp, whom United use as a loan feeder club, with many of their future stars spending time there as part of their development. Cofie made 13 appearances for Antwerp, scoring three goals. 

He returned to United for the summer, training with the academy team, but was then sent out on-loan again, this time to English side Sheffield United, where he made 16 appearances, scoring three goals. 

He returned to United in the January of 2013, where he was again sent out to gain further experience at Notts County, where he made seven appearances, scoring once.

But upon his return to Old Trafford he was deemed surplus to requirements by new manager David Moyes, but it is understood that a host of Premier League clubs are thought to be chasing the powerful striker. 

 

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