Man United players show support to ex-rival on forced retirement

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Former Man City player Kean Bryan was forced into early retirement recently due to injury. The former City starlet received support from Man United players on forced retirement. The player received good luck messages from the United stars.

Youth and Premier League Career

The former Man City starlet who captained the Man City youth team, played for the side for nearly a decade. Kean Bryan joined City youth academy at the age of 11. After a decade at Man City moving through the ranks he went to Sheffield United on a free transfer. After moving to Sheffield, Bryan spent an year on loan at Bolton Wanderers. Bryan’s only goal at the top flight came in 2021 over Man United while in Sheffield. He went to West Brom where after only after 3 games he suffered a cruciate ligament injury.

Forced retirement due to injury

The 27 year old defender announced his retirement from the game on Instagram in an emotional post. The cruciate ligament injury he suffered while playing for West Brom turned out to be the last of his football career. Bryan had to take an early retirement due the injury after struggling with it for 2 years. The unfortunate end to his career came after the doctor’s advice to hang up his boots.

Support from rival Man United players

Many Man United players including current and ex-players relayed their message to the defender. Many players like Eric Bailly, Scott Mctominay and former United youngster Ravel Morrison showed their love to Bryan on his Instagram. While, Man City’s on-loan midfielder Tommy Doyle wrote,

Injuries are an unfortunate part of football, which often ruins great players and their careers. The same was the case with Kean Bryan, who had a promising career in front of him as a great defender. But the reaction of Man United players to his emotional announcement on Instagram showed true sportsmanship on their part.

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