Sun ends Blades spell

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Sheffield United defender Sun Jihai has left the club and returned to China after only one season at Bramall Lane.

The 31-year-old full-back joined the Blades on a free transfer from Manchester City last summer but made just 11 league starts during his 12-month stay.

"Sun found it difficult to settle here. He was living with his mother and missed his family," United manager Kevin Blackwell told BBC Radio Sheffield. "He was a great professional and was a great example to the young players at the club. I wish him all the best."

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