Sure signs of potential are never a guarantee of sustained success in the Premier League, a statement many failed faces at the top level of the English game would be forced to agree with for a variety of factors.
Premier League prodigies and established stars in other parts of the world have both failed to make the grade in England, before going to enjoy hugely successful careers or show their true potential elsewhere.
None of the six players in our countdown can honestly describe their Premier League careers as a success, but have since achieved widespread acclaim on the continent with established forces of European football.
Click ahead for a super six featuring a clutter of ex-Manchester United misfits who moved away for the benefit of their careers.
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