Powell was hyped when United signed him from Crewe but he didn’t make the grade at Old Trafford and, after numerous loan spells, he finally left for good in 2016, joining Wigan Athletic.
Powell joined Stoke from Wigan last year and had become a regular in the team before their season ground to a halt.
Mourinho had a famous run-in with Valdes after his Inter Milan side knocked Barcelona out of the Champions League in 2010 so it was little surprise to see the Spanish goalkeeper leave United soon after Mourinho’s appointment.
Valdes spent the 2016-17 season at Middlesbrough and retired at the end of that campaign.
Injuries denied Keane the opportunity to prove himself at United. He joined Hull in 2016 and is now at Ipswich permanently after spending the second half of last season on loan at Portman Road.
Blackett’s most memorable performance came in United’s 5-3 loss at Leicester two seasons prior to Mourinho’s arrival, when he conceded a penalty and was also sent off.
Was never United quality and left in 2016 to join Reading, where he remains.
Another player who is mostly remembered for filling in in United’s defence at the start of Louis van Gaal’s first season in charge, McNair was also offloaded soon after Mourinho arrived, with Sunderland paying almost £5million for him.
McNair left Sunderland in 2018 to join Middlesbrough.
Some United fans still think the club made a mistake in selling Depay – and he may well have gone on to be a valuable squad player had he stayed – but he was infuriating during most of his appearances for the club.
Mourinho offloaded him to Lyon in January 2017 and that is where he remains. United did insist on a buy-back option when he moved to France but there is no suggestion they will use it.
Schneiderlin was exceptional for Southampton during the 2014-15 season but has been ordinary ever since. Try and remember a memorable appearance for United from Schneiderlin and you will fail.
United somehow managed to convince Everton to part with more than £20million for him just over three years ago and he is still at Goodison Park.
Mourinho made it clear that Schweinsteiger wasn’t in his plans soon after his appointment as manager.
Realistically, United signed the German a few years too late and he was clearly past his prime when Van Gaal signed him in 2015.
Schweinsteiger left United in March 2017 to join Chicago Fire, where he remained until his retirement last year.
“I want to tell you, I might as well do, about a boy who can do anything…”
Januzaj’s breakthrough was one of the only good things to come out of David Moyes’ doomed season in charge but he never kicked on from that encouraging start to his career.
United sold him to Real Sociedad in the summer of 2017 and he is a squad player for the Basque club.
Rooney left United for Everton in 2017 and he joined D.C. United a year later before returning to England with Derby at the start of 2020.
Was having a positive impact on the Rams before the season was suspended.
Philippe Coutinho ended Varela’s United career while Van Gaal was in charge as the Uruguayan was tormented by Liverpool’s then best player in a Europa League game at Old Trafford.
Varela left United for Penarol in August 2017 and is now at FC Copenhagen.
Mourinho must’ve thought he was getting one of the deals of the century when United pulled off a swap deal involving Mkhitaryan and Alexis Sanchez.
Sanchez was awful for United but at least MKhitaryan was equally awful for Arsenal. The Armenian is now at Roma, on loan from the Emirates.
United got one outstanding season out of Ibrahimovic as he helped them win the Carabao Cup and the Europa League in 2017.
A serious knee injury ended his campaign early and he was not the same player when he returned the following season.
He left United to join LA Galaxy in March 2018 and he is now at AC Milan.
Blind was one of Van Gaal’s better signings but his United career looked to have run its course when Mourinho sold him to Ajax in 2018.
The following season, though, he was superb in a partnership with the up-and-coming Matthijs de Ligt and Ajax won the league, the cup and were within seconds of reaching the Champions League final.
After a health scare at the back end of last year, he recently returned to action for the Amsterdam club.
Johnstone was loaned out countless times during his United career and finally left for good in 2018, joining West Brom, where he has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the Championship.