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Man Utd take on 15 Huddersfield rejects as Man City, Liverpool also plan raids

Huddersfield Town's best young players are set to be picked off by their Premier League neighbours.

The Daily Mail says Manchester United have invited 15 boys for trials at Carrington, with Manchester City, Everton and Liverpool also looking to snap up kids who will be without a club.

Terriers chairman Dean Hoyle has decided to make the bold move and the club informed the boys and their families last week.

The Yorkshire club have decided to downgrade their academy from category two status to category four.

They will keep Under-23 and Under-18 squads and look to reinvest the £500,000 saved in running costs.

With huge focus on teams up and down the country looking to produce home grown talent, the timing of the decision will raise a few eyebrows.

The Terriers will not be entitled to any compensation fee if any released players join other clubs.

Promising kids Rocco Fragapane and Raj Mahmood both earned England Under 16 call-ups but now United academy chief Nicky Butt has invited them to Carrington for a closer look.

Harvey Rowe and Sam Murray are in at United already and are being pursued by City, Liverpool and Everton.

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