Manchester United youngster Josh Harrop to join Preston North End

Josh Harrop celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on May 21, 2017
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Josh Harrop, who topped the scoring charts for Manchester United's academy side last season, is to join Preston North End on a permanent deal next month.

Manchester United have confirmed that young midfielder Josh Harrop will join Championship side Preston North End when his current deal expires at the end of the month.

The 21-year-old is best known for his debut strike against Crystal Palace on the final day of the 2016-17 Premier League season when given a rare chance by boss Jose Mourinho.

Harrop, who top-scored for the Red Devils' reserve side last term with 10 goals to his name, is to seek pastures new when the transfer window officially opens on July 1, despite recently being tipped to sign a new deal at Old Trafford.

Preston, gearing up for a potential promotion push in the second tier next season, also have former United players Marnick Vermijl, Ben Pearson and Liam Grimshaw on their books.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the highest profile of the Premier League club's summer departures, being allowed to leave after his contract expired.

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