The Daily Mail have been running a feature which names and shames the top 50 football traitors.
Quite a few of them have a United connection…
42. Dimitar Berbatov
For sulking his way out of White Hart Lane – infuriated everyone connected to Spurs
33. Mark Hughes
For taking the manager’s job at Manchester City.
14. Denis Law
For returning to Manchester City after over 300 games for Manchester United.
13. Rio Ferdinand
For signing for Manchester United from Leeds.
12. Eric Cantona
For moving to Manchester United from Leeds after helping Howard Wilkinson’s team win the 1992 First Division title. He ended up doing quite well at Old Trafford too
9. Wayne Rooney
For claiming ‘once a blue, always a blue’ before joining Manchester United after just 67 Premier League appearances for Everton.
8. Alan Smith
For joining Manchester United from Leeds just weeks after the Yorkshire club were relegated (the first time). Ouch.
7. Paul Ince
For being photographed in a Manchester United shirt while still a West Ham player. Still receives plenty of stick at Upton Park for that slight misjudgement. [STR: No mention of him then going on play for Liverpool and kiss their badge for scoring a last minute goal against us?]