Top 6 Duos to have played under Sir Alex Ferguson

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Sir Alex Ferguson deployed worked with many fantastic superstars during his managerial career
Modified 04 Mar 2019
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It's been a few years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired and it would be right to call him the greatest British manager of all-time. The Scottish manager won every possible trophy in his historic reign and transformed Manchester United into a world-beating, odds-defying side who would go on to rule England and Europe.

It's no secret that Sir Alex Ferguson managed some of the greats of the game and players respected him in abundance. While there have been many great players to don the famous United shirt under Fergie, there have been some classic duos to have played under the legendary Scotsman.

Here we rank down the top 6 duos who combined effectively and efficiently Under Sir Alex Ferguson.

#6 Ruud Van Nistelrooy and David Beckham

Ruud Van Nistelrooy and David Beckham are two of the finest players to play under Fergie
Ruud Van Nistelrooy and David Beckham are two of the finest players to play under Fergie

While not many people would've expected this duo to be on the list but here we are starting off with Ruud Van Nistelrooy and David Beckham.

Beckham and Nistelrooy's chemistry is understandable considering the fact that one was the best crosser of the game in his time and the other was a prolific goalscorer who wouldn't let many chances go missing.

Where Beckham floated down the right wing delivering crosses for fun into the middle, Nistelrooy was there to oblige and do the needful i.e. smash it in the back of the net.

The Dutch-English connection was pretty successful as Manchester United outscored many oppositions in the early part of 21st century, courtesy of Nistelrooy's goals and Beckham's admirable crossing skills.

This winger striker association was heartily cherished and thus holds a position in this list of greatest duos to have ever played under Sir Alex Ferguson.

#5 Eric Cantona and Mark Hughes

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The duo displayed decent chemistry on the pitch

Eric Cantona and Mark Hughes, a prolific duo who terrorized Premier League defenses in the early 90s. The two aforementioned names were not only known for their goalscoring abilities but their will to take Manchester United over the line.

Two dominating characters who gave it all on the field for the badge. What made Hughes and Cantona so adored was their ability to impact the overall tempo of the game.

The duo's chemistry was on show on a weekly basis. The story was quite simple and subtle-If one went in deep to retrieve the ball, the other waited right in the box to finish the job and give Manchester United the goal they've been craving for.

The two legendary forwards won a plethora of trophies together including 2 Premier League titles. Over the years there have been many successful strike partnerships in the Premier League but the iconic duo of Hughes and Cantona is still the name on many lips when talked about the greatest one.

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Published 04 Mar 2019
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