5 Players whose Careers Destroyed at United
Manchester United (MU) is undoubtedly the biggest club and famous in the world because many players who really want to play there Agen Judi. But in fact there are five players whose career was destroyed after strengthening the team.
Playing for the Red Devils at Old Trafford does provide an opportunity for all players to have a good career. But the story is all like a fantasy for some players.
Federico Macheda for example. Coming from Lazio at the age of 16, Macheda made his debut at Old Trafford after scoring a late goal against Aston Villa.
However, his career there is very sad. He was not given a good chance even after the departure of Tevez and Ronaldo. The player actually become a loan subscription to another club.
Macheda finally left United for Cardiff City in 2014. From 2008 to 2014, Macheda only managed to appear in 19 games and only print 4 goals for MU.
Well besides Macheda there are five other names whose career was destroyed at MU. Anyone? Here’s the list quoted Sportskeeda:
5. Alan Smith
Alan Smith is one player who will not give up even if bleeding from injury. He is known as a hard worker and courageous and imported United for £ 7 million from rivals Leeds United.
Traditionally, Alan Smith is a midfielder whose career has been shattered after Ferguson has only used it for spare tire captain Roy Keane. Smith is actually a striker and has a terrible time after being played in that position.
With the departure of Van Nistelrooy to Real Madrid, Sir Alex then returned Alan Smith to the front lines. But it was too late.
He has only contributed seven goals in 61 games for the Red Devils in three years. Alan Smith proves to be another example of how a change of position can destroy a player’s career.
4. Shinji Kagawa
Japanese playmaker Shinji Kagawa is known as the first Asian player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League. However, a move to United is still a challenge for the talented midfielder.
Mahar 12 million pounds to bring him from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2012, true proved good by him. But slowly but surely the game was eroded.
First and foremost is Ferguson’s decision to bring in Dutch striker Robin Van Persie. It automatically shifts Rooney into the no.10 role behind the former Arsenal player.
Changes in Rooney’s position make Kagawa played on the wings and eventually sluggish. However, Kagawa continues to provide everything he can for the team.
Together with Moyes, the Japanese playmaker was also beaten by Spanish midfielder Juan Mata. Kagawa also claimed David Moyes who did not rely on him at Manchester United.
This reason makes him rejoin his old club Borussia Dortmund. There he again proved himself as a major part of the Dortmund attack.
3. Jordi Cruyff
As the son of the legendary Johan Cruyff, Jordi knows it has a tough task to prove himself on par with his father. In the early years, Jordi Cruyff proved able to become a world-class player and fulfill his father’s legacy.
Ferguson brought Cruyff in a £ 1.4m deal after Euro 1996. Cruyff arrived as the Class of 92 dominated United’s ranks.
Initially, he was slick as a regular starter in November of that year. However, recurring injuries kept him out with the team for long periods of time.
Cruyff’s four-year season at Manchester United is marked by injury. In addition, the attacking midfielder struggled to shift the position of David Beckham and Ryan Giggs who was at the peak during that time.
This makes her chances very limited. Cruyff made just 57 appearances and scored only 8 goals for Manchester United from 1996 to 2000.
2. Javier Hernandez
Many of you will argue why Chicharito made it into this list. But he must be here considering the way MU treats him.
Chicharito started his career at United with high optimism after scoring the second goal in United’s 3-1 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield. The Mexicans are an important part of United’s squad that ends as runners-up in the 2011 Champions League.
However, looking at his performance charts, it is clear that he was never given a chance to become a regular starter after Van Persie came to the club. However, Chicharito proved to be a substitute who changed the game many times for MU.
His best performance was a hat-trick versus Aston Villa when United’s comeback success with a 3-2 win. He is touted as The Next Ole Gunnar Solksjaer who is also famous as a substitute ace at United.
However, that super-sub tag was proven to be influential in Chicharito’s departure. Even after a good performance, the Mexican forward is just a third choice behind Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie.
To add to his misery, Dutch boss Louis Van Gaal loaned him to Real Madrid which is unproven to bear fruit. Troubled with a lack of opportunities, he left Old Trafford to join Bayer Leverkusen in 2015.
Chicharito is now playing for West Ham United. A player of his caliber must deserve the best of the Red Devils during his stint there.
1. Bastian Schweinsteiger
Der Kommander arrived from Bayern Munich in July 2015 for £ 6.5 million by Louis Van Gaal. Initially he was expected to be the answer of his team’s un-creative midfield. Too bad it did not go as expected.
In his first season with United, Schweini was sidelined throughout the second half with an injury. By the time Van Gaal left, Mourinho’s arrival proved to be a nightmare. Even when Fellaini performed poorly, Mourinho chose to let Schweinsteiger go.
Schweinsteiger finally left Old Trafford for Chicago in America. If for a second chance, Basti could also prove himself as a MU legend. He appeared only 18 times in two seasons at the Theater of Dreams.