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6 top signings who have flopped at Manchester United in the post-Ferguson era

Sujith Mohan
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22.46K   //    03 Feb 2018, 15:24 IST

Stoke City v Manchester United - Premier League
Louis van Gaal made a lot of mistakes in the transfer market at Old Trafford

Old Trafford has witnessed some legendary footballers wearing the famous red shirt. In addition to promoting youth talents like Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, George Best, Mark Hughes, and Gary Neville; they have brought in some world class players over the years. 

Not every great talent succeeded at Manchester United. The Red Devils have suffered a lot in the transfer market ever since Sir Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford.

They have made some poor decisions in the transfer market and it reflected heavily on the success of the club.

On that note, let's have a look at 6 footballers who wasted their talents at Old Trafford in the recent past:

#6 Morgan Schneiderlin

Manchester United FC v PSV Eindhoven - UEFA Champions League
United failed to unlock his abilities

Morgan Schneiderlin was one of the best central midfielders in England during his days at Southampton. Schneiderlin was a huge success at St Mary's. The Frenchman made 260 appearances for the club and scored 15 goals. His Southampton form earned him a chance to play for France in 2014. 

The Red Devils wanted to replace Michael Carrick and Schneiderlin was thought of as an ideal candidate. However, things did not go as Louis van Gaal planned. He then moved to Everton in the January transfer window, just 18 months into his Old Trafford Contract. He made only 32 Premier League appearances for Manchester United. 

The 28-year-old only started three games under Jose Mourinho. He spent most of his time on the bench and the arrival of Paul Pogba did not help his cause. One may feel that he was not given enough time to adapt and the departure of Van Gaal too played its part. 

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