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Former Man United Player Gets Released By Text, Sends Outstanding Reply To Manager

Former Man United Player Gets Released By Text, Sends Outstanding Reply To Manager

A former Manchester United youth product sent the most perfect reply text when told he was surplus to requirements.

Phil Marsh signed for the Red Devils in 2003 and was part of the academy set-up for a number of years.

However, the striker only made one first-team appearance - a 45 minute cameo in a 2-1 League Cup tie win over Crewe Alexandra in 2006 before being released the following summer.

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His career has seen him do a tour of Non-League clubs, from North West outfits Northwich Victoria, Hyde United, FC United, Stalybridge Celtic, Salford City, Ashton United and Altrincham,to the likes of Forest Green Rovers and Hereford United.

Images: PA
Images: PA

The 31-year old's most recent club was Welsh side Rhyl, but he was released today via a text message from the new manager - "who wanted to be up front with everyone".

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Marsh jokingly told him he wasn't sticking around anyone as he's heading back to United, before saying he a phone call to reveal the dreaded news would have sufficed.

I'm sure you'll agree it's very unprofessional of the gaffer to drop it on him and other players via text, in the same way Antonio Conte did to Diego Costa at Chelsea last summer.

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More recently, James Collins was told of his West Ham exit via email despite 11 years of service at the East London club.

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Wales

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