Seven former Red Devils whose careers blossomed outside of Manchester.
Manchester United haven’t been one of the most successful football clubs in the world for the last three decades by making errors in judgement on their players – but everyone makes mistakes, as this list of seven United players who failed at Old Trafford but flourished elsewhere shows:
Uruguayan striker Forlan was often seen as a figure of fun during his time at United, he never adapted to English football and endured some horrible missed chances during his time playing under Sir Alex Ferguson. Forlan became a star once he moved on, however, lighting up the 2010 World Cup with Uruguay and becoming a wonderful talent for both Villarreal and Atletico Madrid. Is now playing for Cerezo Osaka in Japan.