Sir Alex Ferguson’s 104 Manchester United transfers

Here is a list of all 104 Manchester United transfers made during Sir Alex Ferguson’s era.  Note that both Les Sealey and Mark Bosnich were signed twice.  Transfer fees and dates have been collected from TransferLeague.co.uk and Wikipedia.  Please submit sources to more accurate transfer value details if you have them.

Player From Fee Date
Viv Anderson Arsenal £250,000 July 1987
Brian McClair Celtic £850,000 July 1987
Steve Bruce Norwich City £825,000 December 1987
Jim Leighton Aberdeen £500,000 May 1988
Lee Sharpe Torquay United £200,000 June 1988
Mark Hughes Barcelona £1,800,000 June 1988
Mal Donaghy Luton Town £650,000 October 1988
Ralph Milne Dundee United £175,000 November 1988
Guiliano Maiorana Histon FC £30,000 November 1988
Mark Bosnich Sydney United Free June 1989
Mike Phelan Norwich City £750,000 July 1989
Neil Webb Nottingham Forest £1,500,000 July 1989
Gary Pallister Middlesbrough £2,300,000 August 1989
Paul Ince West Ham United £1,000,000 September 1989
Danny Wallace Southampton £1,300,000 September 1989
Les Sealey Luton Town Free June 1990
Neil Whitworth Wigan Athletic £45,000 June 1990
Denis Irwin Oldham Athletic £625,000 June 1990
Andrei Kanchelskis Shakhtar Donetsk £650,000 March 1991
Peter Schmeichel Brondby IF £500,000 August 1991
Paul Parker Queens Park Rangers £2,000,000 August 1991
Patrick McGibbon Portadown £380,000 August 1992
Dion Dublin Cambridge United £1,000,000 August 1992
Eric Cantona Leeds United £1,200,000 November 1992
Les Sealey Aston Villa Free January 1993
Roy Keane Nottingham Forest £3,750,000 July 1993
Graeme Tomlinson Bradford City £100,000 June 1994
David May Blackburn Rovers £1,400,000 July 1994
Andrew Cole Newcastle United £6,000,000 January 1995
Nick Culkin York City £250,000 September 1995
Tony Coton Manchester City £500,000 January 1996
William Prunier Bordeaux Loan December 1996
Raimond van der Gouw Vitesse £500,000 July 1996
Ronny Johnsen Besiktas £1,200,000 July 1996
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Molde FK £1,500,000 July 1996
Karel Poborsky Slavia Prague £3,500,000 July 1996
Jordi Cruyff Barcelona £1,500,000 August 1996
Teddy Sheringham Tottenham Hotspur £3,500,000 June 1997
Erik Nevland Viking £1,500,000 July 1997
Henning Berg Blackburn Rovers £5,000,000 August 1997
Jonathan Greening York City £750,000 March 1998
Jaap Stam PSV Eindhoven £10,750,000 July 1998
Jesper Blomqvist Parma £4,400,000 July 1998
Dwight Yorke Aston Villa £12,600,000 August 1998
Mark Bosnich Aston Villa Free July 1999
Quinton Fortune Atletico Madrid £1,500,000 August 1999
Massimo Taibi Venezia £4,900,000 August 1999
Mikael Silvestre Internazionale £4,000,000 September 1999
Fabien Barthez AS Monaco £7,800,000 May 2000
Andy Goram Motherwell Loan March 2001
Ruud van Nistelrooy PSV Eindhoven £19,000,000 July 2001
Juan Sebastián Verón Lazio £28,100,000 July 2001
Roy Carroll Wigan Athletic £2,500,000 July 2001
Laurent Blanc Internazionale Free August 2001
Mads Timm Odense Free August 2002
Diego Forlan Independiente £7,500,000 January 2002
Luke Steele Peterborough United £500,000 June 2002
Rio Ferdinand Leeds United £30,000,000 July 2002
Ricardo Valladolid £1,500,000 August 2002
Souleymane Mamam La Semeuse Lomé Unknown June 2002
David Bellion Sunderland £2,000,000 July 2003
Eric Djemba-Djemba Nantes £3,500,000 July 2003
Tim Howard New Jersey Metrostars £1,200,000 July 2003
Cristiano Ronaldo Sporting Club £12,240,000 August 2003
Kleberson Atletico PR £5,930,000 August 2003
Giuseppe Rossi Parma Free July 2004
Liam Miller Celtic Free January 2004
Louis Saha Fulham £12,825,000 January 2004
Alan Smith Leeds United £7,050,000 May 2004
Gabriel Heinze Paris Saint-Germain £6,900,000 June 2004
Gerard Pique Barcelona £5,000,000 May 2004
Fangzou Dong Dalian Shide £3,500,000 January 2004
Wayne Rooney Everton £25,600,000 August 2004
Ji-Sung Park PSV Eindhoven £4,000,000 July 2005
Edwin van der Sar Fulham £2,000,000 July 2005
Ben Foster Stoke City £1,000,000 July 2005
Nemanja Vidic Spartak Moscow £7,200,000 January 2006
Patrice Evra AS Monaco £5,500,000 January 2006
Michael Carrick Tottenham Hotspur £18,600,000 July 2006
Henrik Larsson Helsingborgs Loan January 2007
Owen Hargreaves Bayern Munich £17,000,000 July 2007
Tomasz Kuszczak West Bromwich Albion £4,000,000 July 2007
Nani Sporting Club £17,300,000 July 2007
Anderson FC Porto £20,400,000 July 2007
Carlos Tévez Corinthians Loan August 2007
Federico Macheda Lazio Free September 2007
Manucho Petro Atlético Unknown August 2008
Rodrigo Possebon Internacional Unknown August 2008
Rafael da Silva Fluminense £2,600,000 August 2008
Fabio da Silva Fluminense £2,600,000 August 2008
Dimitar Berbatov Tottenham Hotspur £30,750,000 September 2008
Zoran Tosic Partizan FK £7,000,000 January 2009
Ritchie De Laet Stoke City Unknown January 2009
Antonio Valencia Wigan Athletic £16,000,000 June 2009
Michael Owen Newcastle United Free July 2009
Gabriel Obertan Bordeaux £3,000,000 July 2009
Mame Biram Diouf Molde FK £2,000,000 July 2009
Chris Smalling Fulham £10,000,000 January 2010
Javier Hernández Deportivo Guadalajara £6,000,000 July 2010
Bebe Guimaraes £7,400,000 August 2010
Anders Lindegaard Aalesunds FK £3,500,000 November 2010
Phil Jones Blackburn Rovers £17,000,000 June 2011
Ashley Young Aston Villa £16,000,000 June 2011
David de Gea Atletico Madrid £18,000,000 June 2011
Shinji Kagawa Borussia Dortmund £12,000,000 June 2012
Nick Powell Crewe Alexandra £4,000,000 June 2012
Robin van Persie Arsenal £24,000,000 August 2012
Alexander Buttner Vitesse £3,900,000 August 2012
Ángelo Henríquez Universidad de Chile £4,000,000 August 2012
Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace £15,000,000 January 2013

9 Replies to “Sir Alex Ferguson’s 104 Manchester United transfers”

  1. Hi

    Just exported the list into Excel and I see 105 lines. Is this a mistake? I thought it was 104. Who is the odd player?

    1. Hi Marc,

      Thank you for your comment.

      There are 104 players who have been signed. The extra lines are for players that have been brought in on loan. Also, Les Sealey and Mark Bosnich were both signed twice.

      Regards,

      Barrie

  2. Hi Davor,

    Thank you for your comment.

    As far as I know, the transfer of Adem Ljajic never officially went through.

    Barrie

  3. Mark Hughes was transferred back to United from Bayern Munich, not Barça. He was sold to Barça, but went on to Bayern.

  4. Thank you for your comment Kay,

    Mark Hughes was loaned to Bayern Munich from Barcelona and therefore Manchester United signed him from the Spanish side after his loan finished.

    Regards,

    Barrie

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