Zlatan would have been a horrible signing. No way we could have played the fluid style we did from 06-09 with him in the team.Just a thought, who would they be and how it would affect or prolong our dominance in the league and in Europe ? The key is they should be attainable. For e.g we couldn’t have signed Maldini from Milan or Henry from Arsenal no matter what but we could have signed Hazard from Lille if we had paid agent fees or Zidane from Bordeaux, you get the point. How it would have impacted the Fergie years or even post Fergie ? Would love to know from fellow caf members.
My 5 would be
Ronaldinho from PSG (2003)- probably the most heart broken I have been by a transfer. Even to this day I still think what could have been. Would have made us the most feared team in Europe.
Zlatan (2006) - After Ruud, would have been perfect for us.
Modric (2008) - would solve the midfield problem for years.
Robben (2009) - in a deal plus cash for Ronaldo from Madrid. Would be amazing for us.
Aguero (2011) - we would be set for a decade and that cnut moment wouldn’t have occurred.
Of course there are many more I could have gone for but I’m content with our team and our success pre noughties and also the fact that Modric, Aguero, Robben would have continued to carry us post Fergie too. What are your choices ? Zidane ? Shearer ? Seedorf , Ronaldo phenomeno (maybe), Nedved ? Hazard ? and how it would see us fare in league and in Europe ? Are there any set of signings that could have made us even more dominant in the league or assert our dominance on the continent and would have won more European cups ?