Former Sheffield United players, including Berge, Ndiaye, and others, are doing in their new organizations

Big names left Bramall Lane this summer, and their transition to life after Sheffield United has been rocky.

From left, Billy Sharp, Sander Berge and Iliman NdiayeA total of 16 players departed Bramall Lane this summer, with some big names among those who headed for pastures new.

It’s been a mixed bag in terms of fortunes, with some, such as Sander Berge and lliman Ndiaye, suffering difficult starts, while Billy Sharp made an instant impact after his dream move to the States.

Here is a look at what happened to the nine players who left and how they have started life after Sheffield United.

The Blades captain was released after his contract expired and was not short of interest. Several clubs were keen on his signature, with Championship side Rotherham United among those looking to lure him to their club as a free agent.

However, he secured a dream move to the MLS with LA Galaxy to play against the likes of Lionel Messi and wasted no time making an impact.

He scored from the penalty spot on his debut in a 3-0 win over Chicago. He said: “I am very happy to be here and very happy for this opportunity.

My wife and two kids are here to see me score my first MLS goal and, hopefully, there are many more to come.”

Two more appearances have followed from the bench and Galaxy have picked up seven points from nine in his three matches so far.

Another one of the old guard and a key part of the two promotions during his time at the club. Joined Championship side Stoke City after being released in the summer and has started the campaign starting all five matches.

More importantly, given his injury problems at United, he has featured for 90 minutes in all the matches and looks to have had a good pre-season behind him. He is also part of the Ireland squad for the EURO 2024 Qualifiers this month.

There was always a fear this would be the case, but the defender was forced to retire after being unable to return from a two-year battle with a knee injury.

Surprisingly, the defender is without a club. The youngster came through the academy and gained a handful of first-team appearances under Paul Heckingbottom. He always acquitted himself well.

He was unable to make the grade at Bramall Lane and was released.

There were reports of trials at clubs, with Newport said to be interested, but as it stands he is still looking for his next club.

Sold to Burnley for a reported £12m last month after entering the final year of his contract.

Has started all three of Burnley’s Premier League matches so far this season, but came off at half-time in the last match against Spurs.

He was one of two changes at the break as Vincent Kompany’s side went on to lose 5-2. He was given 3/10 in’s player ratings, which said: “Poor from the off and no surprise to see him replaced at the break.”

However, he was instrumental in the 1-0 Carabao Cup win at Nottingham Forest, with a driving run towards the area creating the opening for Mohamed Zeki Amdouni to score the only goal of the game.

A tough one for United to take having come so close to reaching an agreement over a new contract. Sold to boyhood club Marseille but it’s been a challenging start.

Knocked out of the Champions League at the qualifying stage on penalties to Panathinaikos, he has started three of Marseille’s four Ligue 1 matches.

He has one assist to his name already but was replaced after 65 minutes against Stade Brest, where he looked emotional on the bench.

It has since been confirmed that he had been told of the news his grandmother had died on the morning of the match.

He has not hit the heights performance-wise that supporters had expected, with one report explaining he has ‘put a lot of pressure on himself due to his love of the club’. Coach Marcelino has called for patience.

He said: “He is a player who is coming, it is his first experience in a big club, with high expectations.

He wants to meet all these expectations, but it is very difficult. This is the reality, for a young player in full change.”

After a long association with United, which included seven years as a professional having come through the academy ranks, Eastwood joined Grimsby in the summer.

He has gone straight in as number one and kept three clean sheets in his opening six League Two matches.

Town have lost just once and he is rated as the number one keeper in the division so far by, with a save percentage of just over 80%. It’s been a good start for the 26-year-old.

Will come as no surprise that he has started well in the National League with Barnet.

His performances during previous loan spells showed he could perform in that division and he has certainly made a good start with his new club after joining on a permanent.

Has started every game for the Bees, who top the table with just one defeat from seven, and scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Woking at The Hive.

It’s a move he needed after failing to break into the United team and we can expect to see him in the EFL if he continues to perform.

Joined Doncaster but it’s not been an easy start for Rovers, who sit bottom of League Two.

Has earned the early trust of manager Grant McCann, who has started him in all but one of their eight matches in all competitions so far.

Of his five league starts, he has played the full 90 minutes on each occasion.

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