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Quiz - Name this ‘lost’ Man U XI

Words: JJ Dunning
Photo: Getty Images / Matthew Peters / Kontributor

Not everyone who played for Sir Alex Ferguson was a world-beater. How many of these former Manchester United players can you name?

Can you tell your Bebe from your Nani? Your Kleberson from your Scholesy? Your Fabio from your Raphael? (Wait, those last two are twins…) Then we’ve got just the quiz for you.

During the 27-year tenure of Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United made a lot of signings. It’s estimated that Fergie spent over half a billion pounds on players, with varying degrees of success. For every Dwight Yorke, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo success story, his scouts turned up a Bebe, a Kleberson and an Eric Djemba-Djemba. It’s hard to get it right all the time, you know.

Not everyone who came through the youth ranks was as good as David Beckham, either. Poor old Luke Chadwick. God loves a trier.

From the flotsam of Old Trafford failures, we’ve assembled this team. (And even then, there’s a few Champions League winners in their midst.) How many of them can you name?

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