3. Dong Fangzhuo

Dong Fangzhuo was the first East Asian player to sign for Manchester United, signing in early 2004.

Lasting for one starting appearance. When loaned out to Royal Antwerp he enjoyed a goal scoring record that would make many a striker happy.

He was a regular among the reserves yet couldn't break into the first-team due to a young Wayne Rooney among others competing for places.

He was eventually sold with mutual consent and today plays for Hunan Billows, a team in the Chinese second division. A real tragedy for a player who very, very nearly made it. 

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