Four biggest losers from Manchester United's season

It’s a relief that Manchester United’s season is over after a terrible final few weeks.

As we peruse the wreckage of the campaign, let’s have a look at the players whose reputations suffered the most in 2018/19.

There is a lot of competition, but these four are United’s biggest losers from the past season…

Ashley Young

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Ashley Young began the season viewed as at least competent, and has turned into a liability.


He was handed a new deal midway through the campaign and that looks like an even more embarrassing decision now.

Each and every time he is named on the teamsheet it is groan inducing and he has become a symbol of how far backwards United have fallen.

Jesse Lingard

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Lingard has been one of United’s worst performers over the final couple of months of the season.

This season he has only four goals and two assists, less than half the numbers he produced last year.

It has got to the stage where Lingard can be regarded as a squad player at best.

When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans his best XI for next season, Lingard should not be a part of it.

Romelu Lukaku

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Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku was arguably United’s worst player in the first half of the season.

There was a very brief patch in February where he stepped up, with two goals against PSG the highlight.

Since then he has reverted to playing poorly, missing simple chances. He ends the season with 15 goals from 44 appearances.

His reputation means United could fetch a good fee for him, and bring in a striker who is a better fit for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s preferred style of play.

Alexis Sanchez

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This season marked confirmation that Sanchez has regressed from a world beater into an average player.

Last season he at least showed flashes and could be forgiven one poor campaign.

There are no excuses this season, and while injuries have played a part, his reputation has taken a battering.

When he leaves United, considering his high wages, his departure will be seen as reason to celebrate, rather than be disappointed.

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