have lost teenage goalscoring sensation Mipo Odubeko after the youngster turned down a new contract.
The 16-year-old scored 35 goals for United's academy last season and was viewed as one of the club's hottest prospects.
But the Republic of Ireland
Under-17 international's contract expired at the end of June and he has now rejected the offer of an extension - believing his development is better served away from United.
He has now left the club, sparking a frantic scramble for his signature.
Odubeko's decision to leave has alerted clubs across the continent.
Feyenoord, Bayern Munich and Genoa are ready to move in the race to land Odubeko - with the growing likelihood that the teenager will move abroad.
Newcastle and Burnley are among the sides in England to have a concrete interest in the youngster.