Lyon confirm the signing of Man Utd's Rafael
Manchester United have continued to clear out unwanted members of their first team squad after Brazilian defender Rafael completed a move to Lyon.
Rafael was told by United boss Louis van Gaal that he could leave the club at the end of last season, with his move confirmed with a message tweeted out by the Ligue 1 club.
Tom Cleverley, Robin van Persie and Nani are among those who have also left United this summer, with Angel Di Maria's high profile transfer to Paris Saint-Germain expected to be confirmed imminently.
The £7m deal to sell Rafael bolsters a United transfer balance that should look pretty healthy once the near-£45m deal for Di Maria is confirmed, with doubts remaining over the futures of the likes of Ashley Young and Jonny Evans in the final month of this transfer window.