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5 ‘panic signings’ made by Manchester United down the years

Michael OwenSir Alex Ferguson is regarded as one of the finest managers to have ever graced the beautiful game. A trophy laden 26-years at Old Trafford turned United into a footballing powerhouse throughout the world. However his majestic stint in Manchester didn’t pass without a few notable blunders in the transfer market.

Every so often the legendary Scot would be forced into signing players as he looked for a quick solution to problems with his team. However this wasn’t all the case as Fergie was left ruing a number of expensive flops during his time at Old Trafford.

Of course, not all of these panic buys are such disasters but there have been a few that Ferguson is likely to avoid from his soon-to-be released autobiography, which all in the tavern can’t wait to get their hands on.

One punter sat around the bar suggests that¬†that the last-ditch signing of Marouane Fellaini on deadline day this summer could go down as Moyes’ first panic buy at Old Trafford but we think it’s too early to tell and the Belgian could prove to be a fine acquisition at Old Trafford once he has properly bedded into the side.

Now our landlord has decided to ask the question to a few of the United supporters sat in the bar as we try to decide on the top five panic buys in recent years.

In truth Moyes needs all the help he can get after a disappointing start to life at Old Trafford, and the former Everton boss should start by learning the lessons from Ferguson’s set of panic buys.

Click on Old Trafford to reveal the 5 ‘panic signings’ made by Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson over the years.

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