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Top 5 transfers in Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure at Manchester United

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Published 14 Apr 2019, 01:56 IST
14 Apr 2019, 01:56 IST

The great Sir Alex
The great Sir Alex

No one is bigger than the club, but for Manchester United fans Sir Alex Ferguson can come closest to being as big as the club. The Scottish manager came to United in 1986 when the club was in turmoil. The English giants had not won a league title for 19 years and they looked like a club which was relegated 12 years ago rather than one which won the title 19 years ago.

But as they say Sir Alex Ferguson came, he saw and he conquered. The legendary manager built a dynasty at the club. He won 38 trophies with the club including 13 league titles and two UCL titles. While he is famous for promoting the academy graduates he was also brilliant in the transfer market. He made some shrewd signings which took United to unprecedented heights.

Manchester United has a very important transfer window coming up. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign at United brilliantly, but they have lost four of the last five matches. This highlights the need for signings in the summer window to make the keep stronger. So let us look at the best five signings of the Sir Alex Ferguson’s era at Manchester United.

#5 Wayne Rooney

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Wayne Rooney was a boy wonder. The English forward hit the headlines when he scored against Arsenal at the age of just 16. When United spent £25.6 million to sign Rooney from Everton few eyebrows were raised. The club broke the record for the highest fee paid for an under 20 players.

This huge transfer fee proved to be a bargain when Rooney showed his brilliance. The versatile forward won every possible trophy with the club except the European Super Cup. He is the highest scorer in the club’s history and deserves his place among best signings made by Sir Alex Ferguson. 

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