Quinton Fortune: Man United under-23 assistant coach leaves club

Quinton Fortune: Man United under-23 assistant coach leaves club

- Quinton Fortune is due to join Reading FC's backroom ahead of the new season

- Fortune only joined United in 2019, helping under-23 team to promotion to Premier League 2 Division One

- The former midfielder spent seven seasons at Old Trafford during his playing career

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Quinton Fortune has quit his role as assistant coach with Man United's Under-23 team.

Fortune joined United's technical bench back in July 2019, helping the Under-23 side earn promotion to Premier League 2 Division One.

But after a year with his former side, the retired midfielder has dumped the Red Devils to form part of Reading's backroom staff.

SunSport reports Fortune will now link up with Veljko Paunovic who was recently appointed manager at the Championship club.

Quinton Fortune: Man United under-23 assistant coach leaves club

Fortune only joined United in 2019, helping under-23 team to promotion to Premier League 2 Division One. Photo: Getty Images.
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His departure has since been confirmed by Man United's head of academy Nick Cox, who sent him a message of goodwill ahead of his next assignment.

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“Everyone at the Academy wishes Quinton the best of luck in his new role," Cox was quoted saying.

Fortune enjoyed a successful playing career with the Manchester club after he signed for them in 1999.

The South African went on to make more than 120 appearances in seven seasons at Old Trafford before he left in 2006.

He went into coaching six years later, making a return to United in the same role in 2019.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Mason Greenwood has deleted his social media account to avoid being reprimanded by fans after he was sent back home from England camp.

The Man United star who made his debut for the Three Lions in their 1-0 win over Iceland breached coronavirus rules with his teammate Phil Foden.

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Both Greenwood and Foden who allegedly met with two women in another area of the hotel have returned to England from their base in Iceland.

Legit.ng also reported that Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden have received backlash from their respective clubs after breaking the coronavirus rules while on international duty.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate have sent both players home and refused them to have any contact with other members of the squad.

Manchester United and Man City released a statement condemning the act of Greenwood, 18, and Foden, 20, as disappointing and inappropriate.

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