Manchester United have chosen not to chase up the final payments for three of their loan players.
The Daily Mail says United have waived the outstanding loan fees for three of their players — saving a trio of cash-strapped clubs a combined £130,000.
The Premier League side have told Hearts, who had taken goalkeeper Joel Pereira, Bolton Wanderers, 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 coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the game. Instead, they will swallow a six-figure loss.