The five former Man Utd players set to play in European finals in 2019-20

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While several players struggle after leaving Manchester United, a select few go on to enjoy great careers elsewhere.

United were beaten by Sevilla in the Europa League semi-final but some of their former players have fared better in Europe in 2019-20.

We’ve looked at the five ex-United players who will be involved in either the Europa League or Champions League final. Memphis Depay and Rafael could join this list if Lyon pull off an upset and beat Bayern Munich in the last semi-final.

Romelu Lukaku

After falling out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Lukaku joined Inter Milan in a £74million deal in 2019.

The striker registered two goals and two assists in the Champions League group stages but Inter finished third and dropped into the Europa League.

He then helped them reach the final by scoring six goals in five appearances, becoming the first player to score in 10 consecutive Europa League fixtures in the process.

READ: How Lukaku’s 19-20 stats at Inter compare to his final season at Man Utd

Ashley Young

Young started the 2019-20 season as United’s captain and made three Europa League appearances before completing a surprise move to Inter in January 2020.

The 35-year-old is playing as a left wing-back for Antonio Conte’s side and provided the assist for Lukaku’s winning goal against Bayer Leverkusen in the quarter-final.

Alexis Sanchez

Sanchez endured a terrible 18 months at Old Trafford and spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Inter before making the move permanent.

The Chile international was plagued by injury problems in the first half of the season and made just one Champions League appearance, starting in a 2-1 defeat against Barcelona.

He started both Europa League games against Ludogrets but played a combined total of just 46 minutes against Getafe, Bayer Leverkusen and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Alexis Sanchez

READ: Alternative highlights of 19-20: Alexis idly dribbling then spitting on himself

Angel di Maria

Di Maria joined United from Real Madrid in 2014 but scored just four goals in 32 appearances before forcing a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

He has rediscovered his form in Paris over the last five years and played an integral role in their run to the Champions League final in 2019-20.

The 32-year-old won the man of the match award after providing a goal and two assists in PSG’s 3-0 victory over RB Leipzig in the semi-final.

Ander Herrera

Despite being a fan favourite at Old Trafford, Herrera joined PSG on a free transfer in 2019 after rejecting a new contract from United.

The midfielder featured sparingly in an injury-hit first season in France, playing for just 99 minutes in the Champions League before the season was suspended in March.

He did start the quarter-final and semi-final wins over Atalanta and RB Leipzig but may have to settle for a place on the bench in the final following Marco Verratti’s return from injury.


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