Everyone loves a Cupset, unless it’s your own club involved, and they don’t come much bigger than Man United’s 4-0 humbling at the hands of MK Dons in August 2014.
Louis van Gaal took United to the League One side in the Carling One Cup second round with victory expected to be a formality.
But MK Dons were no mugs, despite being the most hated side in England. Manager Karl Robinson could call upon Dele Alli and Will Grigg, with Benik Afobe having to settle for a place on the bench.
However we’re not concerned about the Dons side. Sorry lads. We want to know what became of that XI humbled in Milton Keynes.
De Gea was beaten twice by both Benik Afobe and Will Grigg but you couldn’t really place any blame at his feet.
He’s still at Old Trafford, though that has as much to do with Real Madrid’s fax machine as it does his love of Manchester.
At least under Jose Mourinho he’s finally got a decent defence to play behind. Who would have thought we’d be saying that about Phil Jones and Marcus Rojo?
Van Gaal sprung a 3-5-2 formation long before Antonio Conte was using it to romp to the top of the Premier League with Chelsea.
The Dutchman handed debuts to wing-backs Reece James and Saidy Janko, who can now be found playing in the Championship with Wigan and Barnsley respectively. It’s fair to say they didn’t particularly impress.
Jonny Evans, captaining the side on the night, was highly culpable for Grigg’s opening goal, doing little to change Van Gaal’s opinion of him as disposable. It was no surprise to see him sold to West Brom where he’s had a new lease of life under Tony Pulis.
Either side of Evans were Michael Keane, now breaking into the England squad due to his form with Burnley, and Marnick Vermjil who moved to Preston permanently last August.
LVG started with a midfield trio of Nick Powell, Anderson and Shinji Kagawa. It’s fair to say none of them fancied defending much.
Powell failed to live up to his billing as the ‘next Paul Scholes’ and is now looking to rebuild his career at Wigan having made just three league appearances for United.
Anderson (yeah, we were surprised he was still there in 2014) was shipped off to Internacional for free where he’s been knocking out team-mates in training.
Kagawa’s time in Manchester lasted two depressing seasons before he was sold back to Borussia Dortmund to the delight of #FreeShinji campaigners.
Neither Danny ‘Dat Guy’ Welbeck or Javier Hernandez could find a way past a League One defence despite regularly scoring in the Champions League.
Welbeck made the lesser trodden move from United to Arsenal, much to the Old Trafford faithful’s annoyance, and started brightly in North London before injury struck.
Hernandez tired of sitting on the bench and joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 where he’s currently scoring at more than a goal a game. Still couldn’t do it against Kyle McFadzean though.