forgotten man

noun

Definition of forgotten man 

: a person or category of persons that receives less attention than is merited

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Meanwhile, Leicester are hotly tipped to Manchester United forgotten man Marouane Fellaini in the summer, after the robust Belgian has decided to leave the club on a free transfer. SI.com, "Leicester City Told to Stump Up £30m to Sign Porto Star Defender This Summer," 26 Apr. 2018 In other news, reports have claimed that the Gunners have made a shock €20m offer for Chelsea forgotten man David Luiz. SI.com, "PL Clubs Handed Boost in Pursuit of Inter Midfielder as Player's Agent Claims Future Is Uncertain," 14 June 2018 Don’t forget Man City were eliminated against Wigan. SI.com, "Antonio Conte Delighted With Character Shown by His Chelsea Players to Progress Against Leicester," 19 Mar. 2018 In other news, Chelsea forgotten man David Luiz has claimed that he's been cheering on the Magpies this season, as his close friend and teammate Kenedy has been impressing on loan. SI.com, "Newcastle United Boss Benítez Eyes £20m Bournemouth Striker as Club Look to Bolster Forward Line," 22 Apr. 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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