MANCHESTER United have announced the release of Ethan Hamilton, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Wanderers.

The Scottish midfielder played 12 times for the Whites after signing in January and scored in the club’s last competitive outing against Burton Albion.

Hamilton had also spent the first half of the season playing League One football with Southend United – but will now be a free agent this summer.

United confirmed he would leave alongside Aidan Barlow, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Alex Fojticek, Dion McGhee, Demetri Mitchell, Kieran O’Hara, Largie Ramazani and George Tanner.

Speaking to The Bolton News about his future back in March, the 21-year-old said: “I am just trying to focus on playing games for the moment and the rest should hopefully sort itself.

“I’ve loved being at Bolton and felt I’ve learned a lot. It has been tough but how else do you learn?”