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Manchester United Fans Rank Best Signings Since Sir Alex Ferguson Left

Manchester United Fans Rank Best Signings Since Sir Alex Ferguson Left

Juan Mata has been ranked as Manchester United's best signing since Sir Alex Ferguson left in an online poll.

The Spaniard joined the club from Chelsea in January 2014 for a fee of £37 million and has gone on to make 244 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 47 goals.

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While Mata is more of a bit-part player these days, United fans deem him to have been a good servant to the club and in a BBC Sport poll still ongoing, he tops the list with 20.5k up votes at the time of writing.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 29 goals in 53 games in Jose Mourinho's 'treble' season in 2016/17 after arriving on a free is still fondly remembered by United supporters, who placed him in second spot with 18.9k up votes.

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Uber reliable back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero comes in third with 18.3k, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka in fourth on 17.6k after making a strong start to his career at Old Trafford since arriving for £50 million in the summer.

Ander Herrera lies in fifth with 17.5k up votes to further underline United fans' disappointment at him being allowed to leave for PSG on a free, while new signings Daniel James (17k) and Harry Maguire (14.8k) are in sixth and seventh respectively.

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Romelu Lukaku completes the top ten, one ahead of Anthony Martial, with club-record signing Paul Pogba all the way down in 18th.

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Even further down the list, Radamel Falcao is ranked the worst signing out of the 28 notable additions having flopped when he signed on loan from Monaco in 2013/14.

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Alexis Sanchez is 27th, with the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian, Angel di Maria and Memphis Depay all also among those near the bottom.

Here is the list in full:

1. Juan Mata (20.5k upvotes)

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (18.9k upvotes)

3. Sergio Romero (18.3k upvotes)

4. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (17.6k upvotes)

5. Ander Herrera (17.5k upvotes)

6. Daniel James (17k upvotes)

7. Harry Maguire (14.8k upvotes)

8. Victor Lindelof (14.4k upvotes)

9. Daley Blind (14.1k upvotes)

10. Romelu Lukaku (12.9k upvotes)

11. Anthony Martial (12.5k upvotes)

12. Nemanja Matic (11.9k upvotes)

13. Diogo Dalot (10.5k upvotes)

14. Fred (9,658 upvotes)

15. Marouane Fellaini (9,515 upvotes)

16. Luke Shaw (6,507 upvotes)

17. Eric Bailly (5,629 upvotes)

18. Paul Pogba (3,826 upvotes)

19. Victor Valdes (2,722 upvotes)

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20. Bastian Schweinsteiger (2,277 upvotes)

21. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (1,754 upvotes)

22. Marcos Rojo (1,576 upvotes)

23. Memphis Depay (1,315 upvotes)

24. Angel di Maria (1,192 upvotes)

25. Matteo Darmian (1,013 upvotes)

26. Morgan Schneiderlin (689 upvotes)

27. Alexis Sanchez (533 upvotes)

28. Radamel Falcao (502 upvotes)

Topics: Juan Mata, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Premier League

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