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WATCH: Sir Alex Names The One Player He Regrets Not Signing

WATCH: Sir Alex Names The One Player He Regrets Not Signing

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed the one player he regrets not signing during his reign as Manchester United manager.

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Paolo Maldini is regarded by many as one of the greatest defenders to ever play the game in Europe, having won an astonishing FIVE Champions League titles and seven Serie A titles, as well as 126 caps for Italy.

Speaking at the launch of United's pre-season tour for 2017 in New York, Ferguson detailed how he missed out on Maldini which prevented him from plying his trade under the bright lights of the 'Theater of Dreams'.

(Maldini closely marking Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo. Image: PA)

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He retired in 2009 at the age of 40 as a one-club man, having played over 700 times for Milan, but Ferguson has admitted he tried his utmost to bring him to the Premier League.

(Maldini and Sir Alex watch the 2017 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken launch. Image: PA)

Can you imagine that type of player playing in the Premier League? Stam, Ferdinand, Vidic...Maldini. Where would the Italian rank in United's all-time greatest players?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Topics: Paolo Maldini, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, AC Milan

 

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