“When we signed Wayne, it was a bargain at the time,” said Ferguson. “We knew what we were getting. We had identified him a long time before that. We tried to get him at 14 and then again when he was 16. Eventually we had to pay that money for him. I said to him if he had joined us earlier he could have had the £26million for himself!”

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