Dillon Hoogewerf has departed from Man United on a permanent move.
Although there were no incomings at Manchester United this January transfer window, it’s fair to say that Ralf Rangnick has begun to weed out the dead-wood within the squad.
The likes of Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek have left on loan as he looks to thin out the first-team squad.
This morning, the club confirmed another departure; Dillon Hoogewerf. The Reds released a statement, confirming the 18-year-old had left on a permanent deal. He’s now going to be playing his football for Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga.
Hoogewerf had spent a couple of years at Manchester United, securing a first professional contract with the 20-time Premier League champions just last year.
Although the Dutchman would go on to play plenty of games at youth level, the winger would never play a first-team game at Old Trafford.
Check out the photo of Hoogewerf, all-smiles with his new jersey here:
To me, this leads me to believe one of two things have happened. Either A; Hoogewerf grew frustrated at his lack of opportunities – which is understandable given the quality in front of him. Or B; United don’t believe he’s good enough to make the grade and granted him permission to leave.
Whenever I watched Hoogewerf, he looked like a talented young man who has the potential to go all the way to the top in that game. That viewpoint hasn’t changed, with Germany being the perfect place for him to hone that talent.
Once a Red, always a Red. Hoogewerf always worked hard to make the grade at United and he’ll always have a place in our rich history. Now, it’s time for him to go and play elsewhere – in an effort to get his career back on track.
Best of luck, Dillon!