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6 signings by Sir Alex Ferguson who are still playing for Manchester United

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24.69K   //    31 Jan 2019, 23:16 IST

Manchester United v Crystal Palace - The Emirates FA Cup Final
Manchester United v Crystal Palace - The Emirates FA Cup Final

Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson is arguably the greatest football manager to grace the English soil, if not one of the greatest managers ever in the history of the game. He joined Manchester United in 1986 and it was here that the Scot would build his legacy.

He built United in the lines of their most successful manager before him, Sir Matt Busby, pulling them out of their recent misery. He stressed on the academy and ensured that United carved men out of boys with great precision.

Under his guidance, United's youth academy prepared one batch after another of youngsters who had his attacking philosophy embedded deep within them. And where United looked a little short, he bought talent into the club.

It is fair to say that Sir Alex Ferguson's signings helped improve his team and the great Scot knew very well how to spot a talent. He retired at the end of the 2012-13 season, after taking Manchester United to the pinnacle of success during his career.

Almost 6 seasons later, it is no surprise that a few of his signings are still at the club and are still an important part of the squad under their new Norwegian caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. These 6 cost the legendary manager total of approximately £76m and without further delay, we take a look at 6 men brought to United by Sir Alex Ferguson who are still playing for Manchester United.


#6 Phil Jones

Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers - Carling Cup
Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers - Carling Cup

Sir Alex Ferguson bought Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers in June 2011, in a deal worth approximately £17m. The youngster, then just 19-years-old, had impressed for his club in the 2010-11 club season. He displayed good leadership abilities and a commitment that seemed to impressed Sir Alex, who had hoped that he would go on form another iconic United defensive partnership in the future.

However, things did not turn out too well for Jones, who had a run of back luck and injuries throughout his time at United. There were times when he looked unbeatable in defense, only for him to pick up a knock or commit a mistake. Unfortunately, it hampered his chances to establish himself at United as well as his national side.

Phil Jones is still a part of the United squad now. He has started 13 times already this season and has been the preferred partner to Victor Lindelof in defense under the fresh reign of Solskjaer. However, the Englishman still has that one mistake in him, even though his commitment is unparalleled and at 27 years old now, Jones is yet to fulfill his potential at United.

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