'You were too f***ing dear!' - Ferguson reveals why he didn't sign Ian Wright
The former Gunners striker asked the Manchester United legend why he never signed him - and he got an answer... sort of
After all these years, Sir Alex Ferguson has finally revealed why he never signed Ian Wright for Manchester United.
Wright is second to Thierry Henry in Arsenal’s all-time top goalscorer list, while he remains the second-quickest player behind Ted Drake to reach 100 goals for the Gunners.
Wright, who joined from Crystal Palace for a then club-record fee of £2.5 million, also holds the record for scoring in 12 consecutive games for Arsenal - a feat not even Henry managed at the club.
And when he met Ferguson before Manchester United’s FA Cup final, Wright, who was working as a pundit for BT Sport, told the Scot: “You should’ve signed me!”
But Ferguson replied: “You were too f***ing dear! I like cheap buys.”