Here, we take a look at the five best signings of Sir Alex Ferguson's magnificent tenure as Manchester United boss....
5) Ole Gunnar Solskjær
The Norwegian international joined United from Molde back in 1996. In 235 appearances he scored 91 goals. Solskjaer became know as a super sub because he would often come off of the bench and score.
The most famous examples of this came against Nottingham Forest, where he scored four goals coming off the bench and of course the 1999 Uefa Champions League Final against Bayern Munich, where he and Teddy Sheringham scored the two goals that won it late on.
4) Carlos Tevez
This loan signing was one of Fergie’s best, although it was only a loan and they couldn’t finalise a permanent deal. Tevez was one of United’s best players during 2007 and 2009. Him, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo were a deadly trinity. Almost as deadly as the original trinity of Bobby Chalton, Denis Law and George Best.
3) Dimitar Berbatov
Berbatov arrived at United from Tottenham for a club-record £30 million. While at United, he showed signs of absolute genius, skill and goalscoring ability. He had the ability to score fantastic overhead kicks, backheels and bicycle goals.
He was the joint top scorer in the 2010-11 season along with former teammate Tevez. Now at Fulham, we still see signs of brilliance from the Bulgarian international.
2) Rio Ferdinand
Arriving from Leeds United, Ferdinand became one of the best defenders in the world. A leader on the pitch and a very savvy business man. Ferdinand now has his own brand called #5. He might be coming closer and closer to the end of career but he is still a very important player for United.
1) Cristiano Ronaldo
After a friendly against Sporting Lisbon, United were raving about a young Portuguese sensation and a a few months later this player arrived at Old Trafford. Though he had a mixed start, Ronaldo adapted and grew into the best player in the world.
With quick feet, amazing shooting, heading ability and spectacular free-kicks, Ronaldo won the 2013 Ballon d'Or.
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