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Manchester United: Fans praise Sir Alex Ferguson after statistic about transfer spending emerges

Manchester United: Fans praise Sir Alex Ferguson after statistic about transfer spending emerges

Manchester United fans have been praising Sir Alex Ferguson after a statistic listing the all-time top ten spending managers in football history was revealed.

The Scotsman didn’t feature on the list, with The United Stand host Mark Goldbridge lauding the former Old Trafford favourite for his lack of spending in comparison to the men listed.

His most expensive signing while in charge of the club proved to be Rio Ferdinand, who he brought from Leeds United for just over £40m (via Transfermarkt).

Ferguson is widely regarded as one of the best managers football has ever seen with France Football (via The Sun) ranking him in second place in their all-time list.

While he may not rank as the best-ever, he certainly is United’s greatest ever manager having won a mammoth 38 trophies in just 27 years at the north-west club.

Fans were lauding the former Aberdeen coach for his lack of spending in pursuit of glory as they took to Twitter to react.

Here is a selection of tweets from the Old Trafford faithful:

Manchester United fans, what do you make of Ferguson’s absence from the list? Let us know your thoughts!

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