Manchester United have waived the outstanding loan fees for three of their players — saving a trio of cash-strapped clubs a combined £130,000.

The side have told Hearts, who had taken goalkeeper Joel Pereira, , who had borrowed midfielder Ethan Hamilton, and Burton Albion, who had brought in keeper Kieran O’Hara, that monies owed will not be called in.

United insiders said they felt it unfair to increase the financial pressure on smaller clubs already reeling from the pandemic and its impact on the game. Instead, they will swallow a six-figure loss. Continue reading

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