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TOP 10 players who rejected Manchester United since Sir Alex Ferguson retired

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Manchester United have spent close to a staggering £1billion on transfers since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club at the end of the 2012-13 Premier League season.

Despite splashing out huge transfer fees, United have found themselves slowly slipping out of contention for titles.

Moreover, over the past six years, there have been some high-profile names, who have rejected a move to Old Trafford.

Ferguson, who managed the club for 27 years, was replaced by David Moyes. Since then, United have been managed by Ryan Giggs as a caretaker, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and the current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Here are top 10 players that have rejected a move to the club and where are they now.

Cesc Fabregas

Ferguson’s successor David Moyes wanted to sign the Spanish midfielder during his first and only summer transfer window; however, Fabregas rejected the move in order to fight for his place at Barcelona. The 32-year-old now plays for AS Monaco.

Toni Kroos

Kroos also has been on the wish list of Moyes, when he played for Bayern Munich. However, Kroos changed his mind after Moyes was sacked and instead joined Real Madrid in 2014 and currently plays for the Spanish giants.

Gareth Bale

Manchester United tried to sign Bale in 2013; however, the Tottenham star joined Real Madrid for more than £86 million from the fee that offered for him United.   Bale currently plays for Real Madrid, but the 30-year-old has been linked with a move to United on several occasions since.

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