Six players Man Utd gave up on and sold too soon

It must have pained him to type it, but Liverpool stalwart Jamie Carragher once wrote: “The only mistake Sir Alex Ferguson has made is underestimating just how good he actually was.”

While the succession of underwhelming managerial successors has proven that point time and time again over the subsequent decade, Ferguson wasn’t entirely without his faults. In fact, he was guilty of underestimating just how good some of his own players were before showing them the door.

Here are some of the individuals that Ferguson and his faltering heirs have let leave the Theatre of Dreams a little too…


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