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22 Jul 2018

Cazorla, Carrick & Rooney: 5 biggest Premier League summer exits

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Everything falls apart. Dreams, hopes and even football teams. Knowing this doesn't make it easier. Consider how Manchester United fans feel about the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson - they yearn for him still, especially now as they subsist on Jose Mourinho's tooth-breaking fare.

No exit is felt more keenly, however, than that of a star player. Age, a better offer, or a change of coach. They all feed into the decisions that leave supporters heartbroken.

Here are five of the most tragic exits from the Premier League this summer.