Popular footballers who were flopped at Manchester United

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Popular footballers who were flopped at Manchester United
Popular footballers who were flopped at Manchester United

Failure of star players at Manchester united

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger

    bastian schweinsteiger manchester united
    bastian schweinsteiger manchester united

Schweinsteiger is one of those failed signings under the management of Louis Van Gal. He is definitely one of the best midfielders and he has proved himself for his German club Bayern. He is also a World Cup winner. But with increasing age the performance of a player keeps decreasing and that’s what the problem was with him. The German midfielder was signed by Louis van Gaal back in 2015. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work out for the World Cup winner. He received standing ovation when coming off the bench during their EFL Cup quarter-final win on his last ever appearances for the them. He made 18 appearances under LVG during his first season at the club and was used as a rotation player in the midfield.

  • Memphis Depay

    memphis depay manchester united
    memphis depay manchester united

Manchester United signed Depay from PSV Eindhoven in 2015 and the bar of expectations was very high for him. He was give the number 7 jersey previously worn by the best player ever that is Cristiano Ronaldo. He had been one of the best players in the Eredivisie and had also impressed in the World Cup. However LVG gave up on him and he was out of the team in middle of the season. The Dutchman was sold to Lyon under a buy back clause.

Manchester United signed Di Maria from the Spanish giants Real Madrid which involved a huge money agreement between the two clubs. The Red Devils thought that their search for jersey number 7 has been over. However the Argentinian winger failed badly at Manchester United and lasted just one season with the club. He was later sold to French side Paris Saint Germain.

  • Alexis Sanchez

    Alexis Sanchez manchester united
    Alexis Sanchez manchester united

The forward was signed from Arsenal after seeing his flourishing performances. But the curse of number 7 jersey kept going on and failed yet another star player. There was a huge difference between the Sanchez playing for Barcelona and the one for United. He was the best paid player at his spell in Manchester United. He was sent out for loan and was later sold permanently.