Largie Ramazani left Manchester United as a free agent in 2020, after spending three years with the English club. He joined UD Almería in August of that year and signed a five-year deal with them.

The Belgium U21 international was one of the key players in the Almería squad last term, a squad which achieved promotion to the top-flight. He managed eight goals and an assist from 30 games.

At a young age, the forward left Anderlecht for Charlton Athletic in 2013. His spell there caught Manchester United’s attention and they signed him in 2017.

Gazet van Antwerpen have interviewed the 21-year-old, and he was asked whether his exit from Anderlecht served as an extra motivation to prove his worth.

Responding to that, the attacker said: “I was determined to show myself, preferably in another country. Then I went to Charlton Athletic. I tested there for four weeks and ended up staying there for four seasons.

“That wasn’t always easy. First, I stayed there with my brother and father, after a while alone with my brother. You have to risk something for your dream, don’t you? When I signed my first contract at 16, Manchester United wanted me, the biggest club in the world. They then placed me in a host family.”

Ramazani made his senior team debut for the Red Devils when Ole Gunnar Solskjær was in charge at Old Trafford. He came off the bench in the Europa League defeat to Astana in November 2019, but a few months later the Belgian left Manchester United.

On his decision to leave the Premier League giants, Ramazani explained: “I was almost at the end of my contract, and I had a good season with the second team. Almost half of the reserves were allowed to go to Astana. I was even allowed to join.

“I did train a few times, but that would be the only time I could play with the senior team. Did they do that because I played a good season, and I could help the team? Or because they wanted me to extend my contract?”

“Debuting for United is like a dream, and Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw but also Pogba and McTominay were very helpful for young players.

“But it didn’t convince me: I knew they’d loan me out if I signed up. I had Marcus Rashford in front of me, Daniel James, Tahith Chong. What was the point of playing another season with the reserves? So, I wanted to try elsewhere.”