Top 5 footballers who were underused at Manchester United, but made it big elsewhere
Manchester United are one of the few clubs that give their under performing players a second bite at the cherry. They have a fairly lax transfer policy when it comes to these players, with the club doing their best to get their money's worth.
And yet, there have been several instances when the club had no choice other than to let the hook off some players. Here is a look at the top 5 players who were either bench warmers or couldn't live from hand to mouth during their stint at United.
5. Morgan Schneiderlin
The Frenchman came into a United side that was in hot pursuit for an ideal replacement for the perennial Michael Carrick. The former Southampton star was fresh from his exploits with the Saints, initially promoting them to first division and gradually becoming their mainstay in the midfield.
His 2013-14 season, which credited him with the most tackles, interceptions and work rate in the League left United fans licking their lips, but the unprecedented revival of Carrick's career left him fighting for a place in the side.
Carrick's composure and the vision in his passing found him in Mourinho's good books over Schneiderlin and he was eventually sold to Everton for £22 million. Ever since his move to Everton, the former Saints star has been getting more playing time and he has been rediscovering his old touch.