Manchester United fans have not had too much to complain about down the years, having witnessed some of the greatest players of the modern era plying their trade at Old Trafford week in, week out.
But Sir Alex Ferguson, like every other manager it seems, is capable of pulling off a few howlers in the transfer market.
Having been at Manchester United seemingly since the dawn of time, it is certainly fair to say his ratio of poor signings is pretty exceptional, but a look here at the countdown of United 10 ‘most pointless’ signings ever does make you question what exactly was running through the great mans’ head on a few occasions.
Some signings may have been made with good intentions and simply went wrong, but others you have to simply question why they were ever considered worthy of stepping through those Old Trafford doors.
See if you agree with this list of transfer blunders, as we countdown the 10 ‘most pointless’ Manchester United signings of the modern era.