How players released by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are faring in their new clubs

How players released by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are faring in their new clubs

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has released nine players from the Manchester United roster since taking over the club reigns from Jose Mourinho.

Considered deadwood or those who didn’t buy to the ‘United culture’ as said by the Norwegian, some of the players have continued to shine in their respective new clubs with others stalling.

So where are the players and how are they doing in their new work stations?

Antonio Valencia (30 June 2019-LDU Quito)

Valencia left United last season after announcing earlier that he was to consider a new challenge. The United captain then had struggled for games under both Mourinho and Solskjaer moved to LDU Quito in his native Ecuador after just nine appearances in his last season. He has featured 25 times in all competitions for his new club.

Ander Herrera (30 June 2019-PSG)

Another player who left United on a free in the summer. After being a consistent figure under Mourinho, the Spaniard failed to sign a new deal with the club and decided to sign a five-year deal with PSG in the summer. Due to the number of talents in his position, the player has been reduced to a part-time player with the midfielder clocking just 13 games under his belt.

Marouane Fellaini (1 February 2019/Shandong Luneng)

Solskjaer did not seem to fancy Fellaini despite previous managers using him on different roles when they wanted to change games in their favor. He has been a good servant for Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League scoring eight goals in 22 games for them after moving last February.

Romelu Lukaku (8 August 2019 - Inter Milan)

Apart from Fellaini, Lukaku is one player who looks revitalized away from the Norwegian. At Inter Milan, he has bagged 16 goals in just 22 league games and is helping the Antonio Conte team to a serious title challenge.

Alexis Sanchez (29 August 2019/ Inter Milan (loan))

After scoring just three goals in his season and a half at Old Trafford, Solskjaer decided to ship Sanchez albeit on loan. His move seems to be vindicated with the Chilean having struggled in his new environment. He has made just nine appearances and recorded one goal for Inter but Solskjaer thinks he still has a future at United.

Chris Smalling (30 August 2019 - Roma (loan))

Smalling has been one of the improved players away from Old Trafford. He has been consistent for Roma and they are even thinking of signing him permanently.

Matteo Darmian (2 September 2019 - Parma)

Darmian ended his four-year association with United this season when he returned to Italy with Parma. He's played 16 times for his new side after just costing them a fee of around £1.4million.

Ashley Young (17 January 2020 - Inter Milan)

The last player to be let go by Solskjaer has already played three times since his January move and seems to be first-choice under Antonio Conte.

Marcos Rojo (30 January 2020 - Estudiantes (loan))

He is yet to make his return to the Estudiantes line-up so it remains to be seen how he does.