Fergie: I wouldn't sign Carroll for £35m

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Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he would never have paid £35million for Andy Carroll.

For a team who have made a habit of conceding the first goal this season, Carroll is an obvious threat. Yet he continues to struggle to live up to his billing as England's most expensive player thanks to that extraordinary move from Newcastle to Liverpool in January 2011.

"He has only played something like a dozen games for Newcastle and then he had to deal with a £35million transfer to a club like Liverpool. That's quite a big jump," Ferguson told

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