Manchester United is definitely not the same since Sir Alex Ferguson left. Apart from managers, it’s players who have changed as well. Many were “off loaded” by the club from the Sir Alex era, while some of the players sold in recent seasons are the ones who were bought by the same managers. Here is a look at some significant players that have left United in since Sir Alex Ferguson left, under the reign of David Moyes and Luis van Gaal.



The Brazilian right back arrived at Manchester in year 2008. Since then, he established himself as a fan favourite and was seen by Sir Alex as the successor of Gary Neville. Rafael made 150 appearances for the club, and gave the club a lot of moments worth remembering. Though his later parts of United career was hampered by injuries, it was not a very popular decision among the fans to let him go in the 2015 summer window.

Right now, he is plying his tradet in France with Lyon. Taking some time to settle in and coming out of injuries, the Brazilian has established himself as the number one right back at the club, and has already opened his goal scoring account at the club.


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