Sir Alex Ferguson broke key transfer rule to sign Louis Saha for Man Utd

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Sir Alex Ferguson took an unusual break from his transfer rules to sign Louis Saha for Manchester United.

Saha joined United in 2004 after scoring a goal every two games for four seasons for Fulham.

The Frenchman then won two Premier League titles and a Champions League at Old Trafford.

And his arrival at the club received a universal welcome.

“Sir Alex never asked us which players to sign or asked us about the players he was going to recruit,” said former teammate Gary Neville to Sky Sports.



Sir Alex Ferguson signed Louis Saha for Manchester United

“But after playing Fulham once in the FA Cup (in 2001), he actually asked us as defensemen, would we sign Louis Saha?

“We all said” yes “right away.

“I remember the season he played with Wazza (Wayne Rooney) in 2006 and it was incredible, they were fantastic together.

“Louis was a brilliant, brilliant player. He had absolute nightmares when I played him when he played for Fulham – he and Luis Boa Morte. “

Neville appeared alongside Jamie Carragher on The Football Show and the former Liverpool defender added his praise.



Saha celebrates goal for United

“I ran into him in the Merseyside derbies and for Manchester United,” said Carragher.

“I think he was perhaps the best in the league for being short and running behind.

“We are talking about the strike movement, but very few do so so it is certainly something that you have caught me off guard a few times. “

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