Five Man Utd players to leave club after FA Cup final win over Man City

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Following Manchester United's 2-1 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup final, there are players who will now likely never pull on the red jersey again.

Erik ten Hag pulled off an unlikely triumph amid reports he will be sacked despite lifting the famous trophy.

It seems like a new dawn for United after the win, with major renovation needed at their Old Trafford ground, and a serious re-vamp expected in the squad.

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Here are some of the players who look to have played their last game for the Red Devils.

Raphael Varane

The Real Madrid legend signed for United in August 2021, and there was huge hype around the defender, who was considered one of the best in his position in the world, and only 28 years old at the time.

A hugely decorated player in Spain, Varane's time in the red jersey has fallen short of expectations, but it would be harsh to say the Rolls-Royce centre-half didn't deliver - he just didn't quite hit the heights that fans expected. Much of that was down to injury.

The Frenchman initially signed with the club in a £34m deal, but United confirmed recently that the 31-year-old would be leaving at the end of the season when his current contract expires.

He made 93 appearances for the club, scoring two goals. At 31, he still has much more to offer, and there will be a plethora of top European clubs vying for his signature, if a move to Saudi Arabia doesn't tempt the Lille-born man.

Jonny Evans

Evans' move back to United shocked English football, after the veteran was released by Leicester City at the end of the 2022/2023 season.

The Belfast-born man spent the first part of his career at Old Trafford, winning three Premier League titles, two League Cups and the Champions League during 198 first-team appearances.

Despite the doubt around his return, Evans has been solid during his one-year stay. A product of the United academy, Evans' second stint saw the Northern Ireland defender become a regular in the team.

A contract extension for the 36-year-old seems unlikely at this point.

Anthony Martial

The French forward burst onto the scene after signing for the Red Devils for £36 million in 2015.

Hopes were incredibly high for the young man at the time, bagging a fantastic goal against Liverpool on debut to secure a 3-0 victory for United on the day.

Martial never reached his potential though. At the time of his signing, he was the most expensive teenager ever - and was touted to reach the very top.

A loan out to Sevilla in 2022 at the age of 26 summed up how the former teen sensation's career fizzled out.

Specialist transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has reported that Martial will be leaving United this summer after a nine-year spell. At just 28, Martial has plenty more to offer - but maybe not at the very top level.

Sofyan Amrabat

A star at the 2022 World Cup for Morocco, Amrabat signed for United from Fiorentina on a one-year loan deal.

However, he never made the impact that was expected, playing less than 800 minutes this season. The 27-year-old is set to return to his parent club at the end of the season.

The Dutch-born midfielder was on £31,000 a week at Old Trafford, so he'll free up the wage bill a bit for a new player to come into the middle of the park.

Tom Heaton

Former Burnley and Aston Villa keeper Tom Heaton will likely be heading out of the exit door this summer.

A product of the United academy, Heaton re-joined his boyhood club as a free agent in 2021 as a third-choice keeper.

At 38-years-old, Heaton will no doubt have another year or so left in him between the sticks, or he might even decide to call it a day altogether.

His experience at the top level might come in handy for another team. At Burnley, he racked up 200 appearances for the Clarets across all competitions between 2013 and 2019, keeping 65 clean sheets and conceding 225 goals.