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Gary Neville's Man United team-mates played a role in Louis Saha's transfer from Fulham.

Updated: Apr 20, 2020

Louis Saha scored 85 goals in 289 Premier League games.

Louis Saha scored 85 goals in 289 Premier League games. [Getty Images]
Louis Saha scored 85 goals in 289 Premier League games. [Getty Images]

Football expert Neville says his United team-mates played a role in Saha's transfer from Fulham to Old Trafford. Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson consulted his players before signing striker Louis Saha. The Frenchman Saha secured a move from west London club Fulham to Old Trafford for a reported fee of £12.8m in January 2004. And, the ex-France international spent four and a half years at the Theatre of Dreams where he scored 42 goals in 124 appearances before moving on to Everton.

More: Man Utd ambitions are bigger than just a Champions League spot. United hero Neville told Sky Sports’ The Football Show on Friday: "Sir Alex never asked us which players we should sign or never asked us information about players he was going to sign. "But after we played Fulham one time in the FA Cup (in 2001), he actually asked us as defenders, would we sign Louis Saha? "We all said 'yes' straight away. "I remember the season where he was playing up front with Wazza (Wayne Rooney) in 2006 and it was unbelievable; they were fantastic together.

"Louis was a brilliant, brilliant player. He gave me absolute nightmares when I used to play against him when he played for Fulham - him and Luis Boa Morte." Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher said of the former Toffees frontman: "I came up against him in Merseyside derbies and for Manchester United," Carragher said of "I think he was possibly the best in the league at going short and then spinning in behind. "We talk about strikers' movement but very few actually do that so it was definitely something you caught me off guard with a few times."

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