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Manchester United Supporters Rank Best Signings Since Sir Alex Ferguson Retired

Manchester United Supporters Rank Best Signings Since Sir Alex Ferguson Retired

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 249 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 47 goals.

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, he tops the list with 34.2k up votes at the time of writing.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 28 goals in 46 games during 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 31.2k up votes.

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Uber reliable back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero comes in third with 29.9k, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka in fourth on 28.9k 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 28.5k up votes to further underline United fans' disappointment at him being allowed to leave for PSG on a free, while new signings Daniel James (28.2k) and Harry Maguire (24.2k) are in sixth and seventh respectively.

Romelu Lukaku completes the top 10, 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.

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January additions Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo have both been excluded, as has back-up goalkeeper Lee Grant.

Here is the list in full:

1. Juan Mata (34.2k upvotes)

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (31.2k upvotes)

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3. Sergio Romero (29.9k upvotes)

4. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (28.9k upvotes)

5. Ander Herrera (28.5k upvotes)

6. Daniel James (28.2k upvotes)

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7. Harry Maguire (24.2k upvotes)

8. Victor Lindelof (23.8k upvotes)

9. Daley Blind (22.9k upvotes)

10. Romelu Lukaku (21.2k upvotes)

11. Anthony Martial (20.8k upvotes)

12. Nemanja Matic (19.7k upvotes)

13. Diogo Dalot (16.9k upvotes)

14. Marouane Fellaini (15.9k upvotes)

15. Fred (15.57k upvotes)

16. Luke Shaw (11.3k upvotes)

17. Eric Bailly (9,189 upvotes)

18. Paul Pogba (6,152 upvotes)

19. Victor Valdes (4,604 upvotes)

20. Bastian Schweinsteiger (3,394 upvotes)

21. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (3,126 upvotes)

22. Marcos Rojo (2,643 upvotes)

23. Memphis Depay (2,227 upvotes)

24. Angel Di Maria (2,128 upvotes)

25. Matteo Darmian (1,893 upvotes)

26. Morgan Schneiderlin (1,316 upvotes)

27. Alexis Sanchez (989 upvotes)

28. Radamel Falcao (939 upvotes)

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson

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