“Laurent Ciman is a true professional,” said Red Devils’ head coach Roberto Martinez, as quoted by Soccer America. “This is not easy for him, but he is a real performer.”
Ciman was cut along with Christian Benteke, Matz Sels, Christian Kabesele and Jordan Lukaku.
Ciman made 19 appearances for the Red Devils dating back to 2010 when he first appeared in a 2-1 win at Bulgaria. He notched his first assist in a 2-0 win at Austria in the 2011 European qualifiers and was on the bench until playing 12 minutes in a friendly against Australia in 2014.
Ciman has played 12 matches with the Black-and-Gold, scoring twice – including the winner in the home-opener against Seattle.
Considering Ciman was specifically listed as a stand-by member of the Belgium roster, he still has a shot of going — and possibly even playing — in Russia. But for now, he’s on the outside looking in.
What do you think? Post your comment below!