5 signings for Manchester United which came out of nowhere
2) Juan Sebastian Veron
He finds his name among some of the worst signings of the club under Sir Alex Ferguson. Veron, a South American, was an expensive buy for Manchester United who arrived at Old Trafford from Lazio with a formidable reputation. His was a sudden buy too as he generated a good amount of excitement among supporters who thought he would do well.
The established Argentine, however, showed none of his skills the entire time he was at Manchester United. Despite this, he never lost the support of Sir Alex Fergusson. It may have hit Sir Alex on a personal front that one of his buys failed to perform well.
At least in public, he always stood by Veron and once even chased out reporters from a training session when they dared to question him. The sight of Sir Alex chasing after reporters and shouting, “'He's a f****** great player, and you're all f****** idiots,” must have indeed been priceless.Published 06 Jul 2016, 18:45 IST