Cristiano Ronaldo’s last match at Manchester United before moving to Real Madrid took place on May 27, 2009, in the Champions League final against Barcelona. In that match, the Old Trafford team had to receive a bitter defeat 0-2 after the goals of Samuel Eto’o and Lionel Messi.
1 Dimitar Berbatov | Prep
The Bulgarian striker joined Manchester United from Tottenham Hotspur in 2008 and spent four seasons with the club.
After leaving Old Trafford, he in turn joined teams like Fulham, AS Monaco, PAOK. In the final years of his career, Berbatov moved to India to play for the Kerala Blasters, before retiring in 2018.
2 Carlos Tevez | Prep
The Argentinian striker joined Manchester United from West Ham United in 2007. He stayed with the club for about two years and then unexpectedly joined the same city team, Manchester City.
Farewell to the Premier League in 2013, Carlos Tevez moved to play for Juventus, then played for Shanghai Shenhua and enjoyed a huge salary in China.
But in 2018, he decided to give up everything to repatriate, playing for his old team Boca Juniors. He also retired in 2022.
3 Paul Scholes | Prep
Like Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes also grew up at the Carrington academy and spent his entire career devoted to Manchester United.
After retiring in 2013, Scholes, along with former Generation 92 players such as Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and Gary Neville bought Salford City Club. However, in September 2014, they sold 50% of their shares to Singaporean businessman Peter Lim.
In 2015, Scholes joined Phil Neville on the Salford City leadership team. Two years later, he became a technical advisor of PVF Football Academy.
The former England player also became the manager of Oldham Athletic in February 2019, but quickly left within a month. In October 2020, Scholes took over as interim manager of Salford until Richie Vellen was appointed full-time coach in November of that year.
Wayne Rooney joined Manchester United in 2004 from Everton. He has been with the Old Trafford team for 13 years and has become one of the greatest legends in the history of this team.
Up to the present time, Ga Shrek holds the record for scoring the most goals for Man United, with a total of 253 goals.
In 2017, Rooney left MU and returned to his old team Everton. But he only played here for one more year, before coming to the US, joining DC United.
In August 2019, Rooney returned home and joined Derbey County – the team playing in the Championship – as a player and coach. In January 2021, he retired from professional football to focus on coaching.
5 Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese superstar had 6 seasons with Manchester United from 2003 to 2009. In 292 matches for the Red Devils, Ronaldo scored 118 goals.
CR7 has achieved much success and brought home a trophy collection at United, including 3 Premier Leagues, 1 FA Cup and 1 Champions League.
Ronaldo decided to leave Man United to join Real Madrid in 2009. During 9 seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, the striker born in 1985 confirmed the position of a top star in the world.
In 2018, Ronaldo moved to Juventus with a contract of up to 100 million euros. After 3 seasons in Turin, the Portuguese superstar is now back at Old Trafford. He continued to play the role of leading the MU attack, despite the team’s performance going down.
Park Ji-sung is one of the few Asian players to be famous in the English Premier League. He joined Manchester United in 2005 from PSV Eindhoven and remained with the club until 2012.
Farewell to United, the “three-lunger” moved to Queens Park Rangers under a 2-year contract. During that time, he spent the last part of his career playing on loan at Eindhoven.
After retiring in 2014, Park Ji-sung returned to Korea and worked as a sports editor. In early 2021, the former MU star joined Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors – the team currently playing in the K-League – as a consultant.
7 Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs grew up in the youth academy of Manchester United and devoted his entire career to this team. Sticking for 24 years, the Welsh legend became the player with the most appearances for the Red Devils of all time, with 936 times.
Giggs was appointed as Manchester United player-manager for the final four games of the 2013/14 season, following the sacking of David Moyes. It was also the last season he appeared as a professional player.
After retiring, he immediately became an assistant coach under Louis van Gaal and continued in this position for the next 2 seasons.
In 2018, Giggs was appointed manager of the Wales national team. But in April 2021, he was forced to quit his job due to personal reasons.
8 Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick joined Manchester United in 2006 and remained at the club until retiring from professional football in 2018. Before that, the English legend won a full set of titles, including: 5 Premier League England, 1 Champions League, 1 Europa League, 1 FA Cup, 3 League Cups and 6 Super Cups.
After retiring, the English midfielder continued to stick with the Red Devils as an assistant first-team coach. After Solskjaer was fired, Carrick led MU in 3 matches, won 2 victories and 1 draw result. He also later left MU.
Anderson is one of the most regrettable names at Manchester United.
After landing at Old Trafford in 2007, the Portuguese player – then 19 years old – was considered a bright “prodigy” of the world football village. However, just because of his undisciplined play habits, Anderson gradually lost his form and slipped in disappointment.
For the 2014/15 season, Anderson was sent to Fiorentina on loan, before returning to Brazil to join Internacional and Coritiba.
During 2018-2020, he played for Turkish second division club, Adana Demirspor. By September 2020, Anderson decided to retire from his football career.
10 Patrice Evra
French defender who joined Manchester United in 2006 from AS Monaco. He spent 8 seasons in this team shirt, and became one of the legends at Old Trafford.
In 2014, Evra moved to Juventus, where he was for a period of 3 years. The former MU midfielder returned to England for the last time in his career in February 2018, when he joined West Ham on a free transfer.
By 2019, Evra officially ended her successful career at the age of 38.
11 Nemanja Vidic
Serbian defender who joined Manchester United in 2006 from Spartak. He played for this club for 8 seasons and won 5 Premier League titles, 1 Champions League.
After parting with the Red Devils in 2014, he moved to Inter Milan for two seasons, before retiring in early 2016.
12 Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand is one of the best English midfielders of all time. He joined Manchester United in 2002 from great rivals Leeds United for a fee of £ 30 million – a transfer record at that time.
After 12 years of achieving countless successes with the Red Devils , Ferdinand moved to Queens Park Rangers in 2014, and officially retired from football a year later.
Currently, the former Manchester United midfielder is working as a coach at BT Sport.
13 John O’Shea
John O’Shea is a product of the Manchester United academy. After an impressive stint at youth level, he was promoted to the first team in 1999 and remained with the club until 2011.
During this period, he had two loan spells at Bournemouth and Royal Antwerp in 2000 and 2001 respectively.
After parting ways with Man United, O’Shea moved to Sunderland and then Reading. In July 2019, he decided to hang up his shoes and turn to coaching.
He worked as an assistant coach at Reading before being appointed to the leadership of the Ireland U21 team.
14 Edwin van der Sar
Var der Sar joined Manchester United in 2005. He was with the Red Devils for about six years and became one of the best keepers here.
In 2011, the Dutch goalkeeper decided to retire from football at the age of 40. After retiring, he returned to his homeland and joined Ajax’s management team. Currently, Van der Sar is holding the role of CEO of this team.