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Fergies Best 5 Signings



With Sir Alex Ferguson’s summer free transfer Michael Owen yet to perform, we look back over the years to see Fergie’s best five signings and wonder whether Owen will be added to the list come the end of the season. With Michael Owen only scoring three times, questions have already rouse whether he will perform for United but if he performs like many other of the Ferguson’s unexpected signings he will be added to this list!

5# Dennis Irwin, 1990

Ferguson’s First Excellent signing was Dennis Irwin in the year of 1990. When the reds manager signed Irwin, the 24 year old was playing in second tier football with Oldham athletic. Dennis Irwin, who was bought for only £625,000, later featured for United five hundred and twenty nine times and scoring thirty three times although being a defender.

4# Eric Cantona, 1992

With no league titles since 1967, Ferguson looked to bring an end to their league drought. So the reds manager brought in a young player called Eric Cantona who at his time at united scored sixty four goals in only one hundred and forty four games. At his five years at united, Cantona received four league winners medals and he also set a fine example in training.

3# Roy Keane, 1993

Just a year after signing Cantona, the red devils signed a young Nottingham forest player Roy Keane, who was also a target of Blackburn Rovers. The Republic Of Island midfielder went on to feature for United three hundred and twenty three times and hit the back of the net thirty three times in his dozen years at the club.

2# Teddy Sheringham, 1997

Teddy Sheringham was thirty one when he arrived at Old Trafford and proved to be an excellent replacement for Eric Cantona. Sheringham, who featured for Fergusons men one hundred and four times, arrived in the summer of 97 for a sum of three point five million pounds.


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1# Cristiano Ronaldo, 2003

By far Sir Alex Ferguson’s best signing was Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese winger, who arrived at the theater of dreams in 2003, scored an unbelievable hundred and eighteen in only two hundred and ninety two appearances for the red devils. Ferguson’s trust in youth was emphasized when he signed the 18-year-old from Sporting Lisbon.

Throughout the years, Ferguson has signed some amazing players from unexpected places and only time will show whether Michael Owen is one of those.

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