After selecting the central midfield pairing last time around, we continue selecting the Readers’ Choice Worst XI at www.manunited.uk
The United Way of playing involves using the entire width of the pitch to stretch the defense before finishing off a move. A number of brilliant wingers have played for United such as Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo among others. But a number of wingers were outright disappointments.
Obertan came up through the ranks at the Clairefontaine Academy in France before moving to United from Bordeaux in 2009. Obertan lacked the qualities of a typical United winger. Signed in the summer Ronaldo left, he must have been feeling the pressure to perform at Old Trafford. Injuries often hindered his development and looked off the pace when in the squad. The most memorable moment of his United career has to be going nose-to-nose with Carlos Tevez in the Manchester Derby. He did show the occasional flashes of brilliance, but on the whole was a huge disappointment. Obertan was sold to Newcastle after making just 14 appearances in 2 years. He is set to be released by current club Wigan Athletic at the end of the month.
Karel who? Exactly. The Czech signed for United in 1996 and stayed for a season and a half. He made just over 32 appearances but was error prone. One of the stars of the 1996 Euro, huge things were expected the explosive Czech but he failed to get into third gear. He did earn a winners medal at United but was sold by Ferguson just 18 months after signing him.
Was an unused substitute in the 1999 Champions League Final, but currently playing non-league football. He remarkable earned a Champions League winners medal in 1999 despite not playing a single minute of that victorious campaign. He was not given enough opportunities to express himself on the pitch but did not show why he should be afforded more minutes in his Cup outings and the rare league appearances. Made 14 appearances in three years before leaving for more first team opportunities.
Signed by Sir Matt during the early 1960s during the rebuilding period, Moore was hampered by injuries. A lot was expected when he signed from Chelsea, but left after just a year and 18 appearances. “The Golden Boy of Welsh Football” as he was known fondly was anything but. He had an excellent career away from United but failed to live up to the hype at Old Trafford and was a bad signing.
One of the Doc’s signings. Best known for being one of the few pair of brothers to play for United. Made just 4 appearances in a year and failed to impress in a single match. Like Greening, played non-league football after leaving United and later Bury.