How are former United players doing in Serie A?
Manchester United have let some players go to Serie A for the past two years, but how are they doing now?
The Frenchman’s free transfer from United to Juventus has raised some eyebrows due to both the fee and the controversy surrounding Pogba’s second half at the club.
He moved on July 11 to the old lady and was bought by his former Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri to return and be part of a team that has not won the Scudetto for two years, but with financial problems to Juventus, it is vital that they bring in good signings to try and cover the cracks of the troubles, to have a better team that has a chance against the two teams of Milan and Napoli.
Pogba has only played one game against Mexican side CD Guadalajara due to his knee injury and surgery which will prevent him from participating in the World Cup.
As well as his injury, Paul Pogba has also been embroiled in a legal case with his brother Mathias over allegations that he was part of a group that tried to extort 13 million euros (11.2 million pounds sterling).
The six-foot-four England international left United on October 5, 2020 after being loaned out to Roma in the 19/20 season where he impressed and was transferred to northern Italy for 13.5million of pounds sterling.
Won the UEFA Conference League with Roma last season and during his time at Roma was given the name ‘Smalldini’ due to his excellent performances.
He played 113 times for Roma scoring nine goals and has been a rock at the back for the Gillorossi alongside Ibanez and Gianluca Mancini.
Smalling concedes on average 1.05 goals every 90 minutes that the player is on the field. Their Clean Sheets ratio is currently 43%. This means Chris Smalling has kept a clean sheet in 3 of the 7 games the player has played.
At 32, Smalling is still one of the best England centre-halves in Europe, but he will still not be chosen for the England national team, as Southgate are looking for a dynamic and young team that Chris does not fit. . but how can it be justified for Maguire to be chosen when he has only played seven games compared to Smalling who has played every Serie A game this season and been good.
Since leaving Manchester United five years ago, he has won the Club World Cup with Chelsea and a Scudetto with Inter.
Played 98 times for Inter Milan and is now on his second stint at the club on loan from Chelsea for this season after his big-money move was a bust, so returned to the Nerazzurri because Tuchel didn’t need him and also a sense of remembering his form to get back to his best.
Playing 851 Champions League minutes for Conte and Inzaghi’s sides, he scored a total of six goals in 10 games.
Another reason for him to get back to his best is that with the World Cup approaching, Belgium will look to Lukaku to lead the line in what looks like the last attempt to win anything for this Belgian golden generation. .
Leaving United in the last summer transfer window, he has been consistent under his former United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who seems to be getting the best out of him.
Matic has played in all of Roma’s Serie A and Europa League games in his debut season playing a total of 16 times so far this term. He also retired from the Serbian national team.
Matic formerly played alongside Pogba and Mctominay at United and since moving to the capital he has started the majority of games with Italy midfielder Bryan Cristante.
It also looks like the Serbian is in his favorite formation over his career with a full back three behind him and a solid midfield partner like he did under Mourinho and Conte at Chelsea with Kante he also finds it with Cristante in Roma.