The Manchester United XI that started in Sir Alex Ferguson's last game - where are they now?

Manchester United fans will be missing Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure as manager more than ever.

The legendary Scotsman retired from the game in 2013 after cementing himself as one of the greatest managers of all time.

He won 38 major honours while at the helm at Man United, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues.

But the club have fallen on hard times after his departure.

David Moyes was unable to continue where Ferguson left off, while Louis Van Gaal’s reign at Man United was also far from convincing.

Jose Mourinho now finds himself as boss but, while he has enjoyed more success than his two predecessors, he is beginning to struggle in his third season at the club.

It’s now been over five years since Ferguson’s last game as United manager; which ended in a thrilling 5-5 draw against West Bromwich Albion.

Man United’s team has changed a lot since then, but what became of the XI that Ferguson chose to start on that day?

Anders Lindegaard

The Danish goalkeeper was picked to start over David de Gea on the day, but went on to concede five goals as a youthful Romelu Lukaku ran riot.

After stints at West Brom and Preston, Lindegaard now finds himself as Burnley’s fourth choice goalkeeper. That’s some demise.

Antonio Valencia

One of two players in the starting line-up that are still at Man United.

He is still Man United’s first choice right-back and is now the captain under Mourinho.

Jonny Evans

Evans would become a bit-part player at the club after Ferguson’s departure.

He left the club in 2015 and spent three seasons with West Brom, before moving to Leicester City this summer.

Phil Jones

Jones was just 21 years old at the time and seemed to have the world at his feet.

But he has failed to progress as expected and now finds himself struggling for game time under Mourinho.

Alexander Büttner

Buttner left the club for Dynamo Moscow in 2014 after making 28 appearances for the Red Devils.

After a stint on loan at Anderlecht, he has now returned to the club where he made his professional debut: Vitesse.


It’s a case of what could have been for Anderson. Once a Golden Boy winner, Anderson’s career has been in free-fall since leaving Man United in 2014.

After spells in Brazil with Internacional and Coritiba, he now finds himself in the second tier of Turkish football with Adana Demirspor.

He is still only 30 years old.

Michael Carrick 

What a servant Carrick was for the club.

The elegant midfielder hung up his boots in the summer and is now a coach under Mourinho.

Tom Cleverley

Cleverley is another who failed to live up to his potential.

He left for Everton in 2015 and now finds himself playing at Watford.

Shinji Kagawa

Kagawa arrived at Old Trafford with a lofty reputation, but he never settled in England.

He re-joined Borussia Dortmund in 2014 and has gone on to establish himself as one of their most valuable players.

Robin van Persie

What a player Van Persie was. He almost single-handedly won United the title that season as he bagged 26 Premier League goals.

However, he declined in the following seasons, and went on to join Fenerbahce in 2015.

After two successful seasons in Turkey he now finds himself back at his boyhood club; Feyenoord.

Javier Hernández

Hernandez’s importance at United declined after Ferguson’s departure.

He went on to play for Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen after leaving and is now back in England’s top flight with West Ham.

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