Alex Ferguson has finally confirmed what every Manchester United fan already knew: his worst signing ever was Ralph Milne.
Speaking at a League Managers Association dinner to honour the 14 surviving coaches who have presided over 1,000-plus league games, Ferguson admitted that Milne, who moved to Old Trafford in November 1988 from Third Division Bristol City, was top of his list of transfer regrets.
"My worst signing? Ralph Milne. I only paid £170,000 but I still get condemned for it."
Milne, who scored three goals in 22 games in his first season before losing his first team place, was released on a free in June 1991.
Ferguson also gave an honorable mention to the £3.5m he paid in 2003 for Eric Djemba-Djemba: "So good they named him twice."Alex Fergu