7 Unclear Players that Sir Alex Ferguson brought to Manchester United, even the photos are rare


Sir Alex Ferguson is the most successful coach Manchester United has ever had .

The Scottish man collected 38 trophies, 13 of which were Premier League titles. The Red Devils also won five FA Cup trophies and two Champions League titles.

Sir Alex Ferguson retired from his position at Manchester United in 2013 after 26 years of a glorious career at Old Trafford.

While working at Old Trafford, Ferguson managed to bring in high-quality players. Call it Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistelrooy to Nemanja Vidic.

Asa 105 players who recruited Sir Alex Ferguson during his 26 years in charge at Manchester United. There are the best purchases, some are dregs.

There are also players from nowhere, you may have forgotten they were at Manchester United.

Here are seven Manchester United players from the Fergie era that may have just slipped your mind, adapted from Planet Football.

Tony Coton (Goalkeeper)
Coton is well known at Manchester City, where he made nearly 200 appearances.

It’s easier for you to forget that he also spent six months at Manchester United in the 1995/1996 season.

During that time he never played a single competitive game and was only a substitute. He then joined Sunderland.

Neil Whitworth (Defender)
Ferguson may have thought he had found a gem when hunting for the 18-year-old centre-back from Third Division Wigan in 1990.

But Whitworth never likely toppled Gary Pallister or Steve Bruce in the first team. He has only made one appearance for the Red Devils, nine months after joining.

He spent time on loan at four clubs before signing for Kilmarnock on a permanent basis in 1994.

Pat McGibbon (defender)
McGibbon was signed from Northern Irish club Portadown in 1992. But his first appearance for Manchester United turned out to be his last.

In a League Cup match against York City in 1995, McGibbon was sent off and Manchester United lost 0-3.

His future at Old Trafford was bleak after this disaster.

Brian Carey (defender)
You’d think Fergie might have learned his mistake by the time he signed McGibbon, considering he already has an Irish centre-back he hasn’t featured since signing from Cork City three years earlier.

The centre-back was Brian Carey, who later played for Leicester City. He was twice on loan at Wrexham during his four years at Old Trafford. He spent most of his career at Wrexham before becoming manager of the Welsh club.

Giuliano Maiorana (left wing)
Giuliano Maiorana made eight appearances for Manchester United in the late 1980s, but it’s possible you haven’t heard of him.

He joined from Histon (now in the Northern Premier League) for £30k. He was promising, but a knee injury ruined his career.

He actually remained at Old Trafford until 1994, but never made a single appearance in the 90s. He only played five more games in his career, for Ljungskile SK in the second division of the Swedish League.

Erik Nevland (Striker)
Manchester United were linked with Juninho and Marcel Desailly in 1997. Ferguson went on to land Teddy Sheringham, Henning Berg and unknown Norwegian striker Erik Nevland.

He is a 19 year old striker who plays for Viking Stavanger. After a successful trial period at Old Trafford, he was offered a four-year contract and was inevitably compared to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who joined the year before.

But Nevland fizzled out and left three seasons later. He only got one game in the Premier League.

Nevland scored 10 goals in two and a half years with Fulham.

Graeme Tomlinson (Striker)
Manchester United spent £100,000 to sign Tomlinson from Bradford City in 1994 on a four-year deal.

Fergie only played Tomlinson once, as a substitute in a League Cup game against Port Vale a few months after signing.

He was then loaned out until he joined Macclesfield Town in 1998.