Dong and Man Utd part company

August 28, 2008

Manchester United have released Chinese striker Dong Fangzhuo after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

The 23-year-old joined the club in January 2004 but spent two years on loan at Royal Antwerp as he awaited a work permit to play in England.

He broke into the first team in May 2007 but made only two senior appearances last season as he struggled to make an impression.