Sir Alex Ferguson’s best ever Manchester United signings.
Sir Alex Ferguson has made some brilliant signings at Manchester United – and some terrible ones too of course – but his success in the transfer market has been a crucial element in the incredible trophy haul during his 27 season career at Old Trafford.
Here’s our pick of the top ten best of those deals.
10. Wayne Rooney
Although many feel Wayne Rooney has not lived up to his potential as a world class talent, his goal record of 197 goals in 400 appearances as a Manchester United player stands up against the greats – as does his trophy count.
Five Premier League titles, two League Cups, one UEFA Champions League and one FIFA Club World Cup are proof that the £25.6 million spent on the then 18 year-old in summer 2004 appear money well spent.
9. Ruud Van Nistelrooy
Another striker who performed brilliantly at Old Trafford was Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
The Dutchman scored an astonishing 150 Manchester United goals in 219 appearances, and his movement and finishing in the six yard box was near unmatched in world football.