The nearly transfers Sir Alex Ferguson failed to pull off for United

In light of ex-Manchester United player, Quinton Fortune’s comments about Sir Alex Ferguson missing out on signing Ronaldinho for the club, we look at 10 other players that the Scot missed out on¬†signing for Manchester United.

While he is without a question the most successful manager of the Premier League era, it is easy to wonder what else ‘Fergie’ might have achieved with the club had he been able to sign a number of other targets that he had on his radar, and also what other honours this may have led to for the club.

One area that the ex-boss would no doubt have liked to have improved on is European titles, though during his time there, he did brilliantly to win the Champions League twice, the first time in the club’s remarkable treble-winning season.

So, with this in mind, let’s look at 10 who got away who might have contributed more to the Scotsman’s success had he managed to sign them.

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Certainly an interesting array of players, which also makes you think. After losing out on Kluivert, Fergie signed Dwight Yorke who helped to deliver him the treble a season later. While had Robben signed he would have eventually formed an attack which included Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez and perhaps one of the best front fours in Premier League history.

Obviously the signing of Ronaldinho would have softened the blow caused by David Beckham’s departure and would no doubt have led to United challenging further in subsequent Champions League competitions. While ‘Fergie’ can definitely look back on a job well done, it begs the question; could he have done even better had just half of these players signed?


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