How the 12 players Man Utd let go under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have fared since

To say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been ruthless when it comes to getting rid of the deadwood at Manchester United would be somewhat of an understatement.

The Norwegian – whose long-term future at the Old Trafford is still up in the air – hasn't been afraid to loan out players or end their stints with the club.

The 47-year-old has offloaded 12 players during his two-year reign at the Theatre of Dreams, some of whom commanded hefty salaries.

But how are the disgarded dozen getting on with their new clubs? Well, Starsport is on hand to fill you in on how Solskjaer's cast-offs careers are going.

Angel Gomes

The attacking midfielder's 11-year stay with United came to an end in August when he penned a five-year contract with Ligue 1 outfit Lille.

The England Under-20 international was immediately set out on loan to Primeira Liga side Boavista – who he's scored three goals for and provided four assists in five appearances.

Premier League's most expensive kit deals

  1. Manchester United (Adidas) – £75m-a-season
  2. Liverpool (Nike) – £70m-a-season*
  3. Manchester City (Puma) – £65m-a-season
  4. Chelsea (Nike) – £60m-a-season
  5. Arsenal (Adidas) – £50m-a-season
  6. Tottenham (Nike) – £30m-a-season

*If bonuses are met

Alexis Sanchez

United finally rid themselves of the Chilean and his astronomical £400,000-a-week wages in August when they sold him to Serie A big boys Inter Milan

The former Arsenal man – who spent last season on loan at the San Siro, has been average so far this campaign, providing two assists in seven appearances for Antonio Conte's side.

In 39 appearances for the Nerazzuri, Sanchez has scored four goals and racked up 12 assists.

Chris Smalling

The England international's ten-year stint with the Red Devils came to an end last month when he completed a permanent move to Roma, whom he spent the duration of the 2019-20 season on loan with.

A minor knee sprain has restricted the former Fulham man to just two appearances this season.

Ashley Young

Like Sanchez, 35-year-old Young is also plying his trade with Inter Milan. The former Watford man moved to Milan in January for a fee of £1.5million.

Young has taken to life at the San Siro like a duck to water, racking up seven assists and scoring four goals in 32 appearances.

Ander Herrera

The combative midfielder was shown the Old Trafford exit door last summer as United, surprisingly, opted not to renew his contract.

Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel offered Herrera the opportunity to continue playing at a high level, an chance the Spaniard grabbed with both hands.

The 31-year-old has, so far, made 31 appearances for the Ligue 1 champions, scoring two goals and providing two assists during his time in the French capital.

Antonio Valencia

Valencia – who spent ten years at Old Trafford – returned to Ecuador last summer after the expiration of his contract.

The 35-year-old is currently playing for Liga de Quito, whom he's made a total of 32 appearances for.

Romelu Lukaku

The Belgium international departed Old Trafford last summer to join Inter Milan, an exit which has been fiercely debated by United fans.

Lukaku has been prolific during his time in Serie A, scoring 41 goals and racking up six assists in 59 appearances.

The 27-year-old has been in deadly form this campaign, bagging seven goals in eight outings.

Matteo Darmian

The Italian joined Parma in the summer for a meagre £2.2million. The full-back quickly established himself as a regular for I Crociati, which subsequently led to a loan move to Inter Milan – who he's made five appearances for this season.

Marouane Fellaini

The midfielder's departure to the Chinese Super League last January was the first permanent exit of the Solsjkaer era.

The 32-year-old joined Shandong Luneng Taishan for a fee understood to be in the region of £10million.

The Belgian has been in scintillating form since moving to China, scoring 16 goals and providing five assists in 50 appearances.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

The 23-year-old left-back joined League Two side Oldham United in the summer following a successful loan spell in the 2019-20 season.

Borthwick-Jackson has made nine appearances The Latics this campaign, providing one assist for Harry Kewell's side.

Demetri Mitchell

Mitchell's contract with United expired in the summer. The former Hearts loanee has been picked up by League One side Blackpool, who he's made nine appearances for this campaign.

James Wilson

The striker joined Aberdeen last summer on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract. The 24-year-old's second stint at Pittodrie didn't go to plan, so much so he was sold to League Two Salford City in the summer.

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