We’ve already profiled Ryan Giggs’s top 5 Manchester United teammates, so we thought it’s only fair to look at the other end of the spectrum. Here’s our list of the Welsh wizard’s worst five Old Trafford buddies…
5. William Prunier
Prunier is consistently voted one of United’s worst ever players, which is a little unfair given that he arrived with a solid reputation and was made a scapegoat for a thumping 4-1 loss at Tottenham. With Steve Bruce, Gary Pallister, Denis Irwin and Steve May all injured, Prunier was fast-tracked to the first team for the match and partnered Gary Neville in the heart of the United defence. Prunier’s performance was far from perfect and he never played for United again, rejecting a contract offer from Sir Alex Ferguson.
4. Massimo Taibi
What can you say about poor old Massimo Taibi? He only shared the pitch with Ryan Giggs on four occasions and will be forever remembered for his clanger against Southampton. Taibi, whose stock had gradually risen in Italy with Piacenza and AC Milan, somehow let Matt Le Tissier’s shot squirm under his body – and it wasn’t long before he was out of the door. Taibi proved that replacing Peter Schmeichel certainly wasn’t easy.
Perhaps Sir Alex Ferguson’s strangest signing, the Scot admitted he’d never even seen Bebe play before splashing out a reported £7.4million on him. That’s turned out to be an epic waste of money, with the Portuguese forward managing only two senior appearances before being shipped off to Besiktas, Rio Ave and now Pacos de Ferreira on loan.
Kleberson arrived at Manchester United just a year after helping Brazil to the World Cup. But for Manchester United he was a complete flop, failing to justify the £6.5million United paid Atletico Paranaense for his services. Kleberson failed to get the flying start he wanted at United, getting injured in only his second game, and then went on to make only 20 appearances in two years, before leaving in 2005 for Besiktas. Kleberson failed to fill the void left by Juan Sebastian Veron and Ryan Giggs will not consider the Brazilian one of his best teammates.
1. Marouane Fellaini
Fellaini has struggled to live up to his £27.5million price tag ever since he followed David Moyes out of Goodison Park to Old Trafford. While injuries have hampered him, Fellaini has never looked comfortable in a United shirt and has failed to impress in any of his 16 appearances. So much so that Giggs himself left Fellaini out of the team when he made his first team selection against Norwich last month.
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