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John O’Shea names Sir Alex Ferguson’s best signing for United

Sir Alex Ferguson signed some brilliant footballers down the years as Manchester United manager during his 27-years in charge.

The Scot knew how to win and what players were needed to see United go the next step.

It’s something that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hope sees his team go a further step next season — if they don’t win the Premier League this term. The signings that will arrive in the summer should see us improve — whoever they are.

But when people think of Ferguson’s best signing they are likely to argue between Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Not John O’Shea, who has no doubt in his mind who the greatest signing of the Ferguson era was.

“I’d have to edge it to Rio,” O’Shea told Stadium Astro, cited by the Daily Express.

“In my time, in terms of how consistent he performed. He provided such a foundation for the team. He was a great lad as well.

“When he joined he really settled in well, he knew a lot of the players from England.

“He fitted in well at the time and proved to be a very good signing. People mentioned the price tag a lot but he provided very good value.”

O’Shea has a point and we rarely hear defenders top such polls or win Ballon d’Or awards.

The attention always goes to the attacking players who get credit for all of the goals they scored.

We’re already talking about Bruno Fernandes like he’s the best signing of the post-Ferguson era, but I guarantee you he is a player Fergie would’ve loved managing in his teams.

The Portuguese star has made a huge difference and will be ready to stun Liverpool later on today at Anfield.

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