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Fan Controversially Undermines Sir Alex Ferguson By Looking At Transfer Fees He Paid

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Fan Controversially Undermines Sir Alex Ferguson By Looking At Transfer Fees He Paid

A fan has attempted to undermine Sir Alex Ferguson by looking at how much some of his big money signing would cost in today's market.

The Scot won 13 Premier League titles at Manchester United and many believe he is the best manager in football history.

But @citysouljaa, a Manchester City supporter, made a point of showing how expensive some of Fergie's signings were back then and how much they would be now with inflation taken into account.

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He posted screenshots of information regarding deals for England quartet Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole and Rio Ferdinand, who all experienced enormous success at Old Trafford after moving from other Premier League clubs.

Carrick's transfer fee was £24 million at the time but would be nearly £85 million in the current climate, while you're looking at a figure comparable to a whopping £119 million for an 18-year-old Rooney.

Andy Cole's transfer from Newcastle United in 1995 stands at £122 million with inflation.

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Staggeringly, the deal that took Ferdinand from Leeds to United would be worth a eye-watering £158 million - a world record fee for a defender by quite some distance.

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Image: PA

@citysouljaa also pointed out that Ferguson spent £268 million in a five-year period between 2002 and 2007, as he tried to add to his argument.

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It seems as though 'Lex' has gone on this mini-rant as a response to those who brand Pep Guardiola a "chequebook manager" for the amount of money he has spent in his career.

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Premier League, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney

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