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Ferguson: Di Canio could've been Man Utd great

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes he could have turned former West Ham star Paolo di Canio into an icon.

"Di Canio would have been capable of becoming a truly great player at Manchester United," Ferguson told The Times. "I mean, he was a great player.

"But when you have a player like Di Canio, who expresses himself as an individual, like [George] Best and Cantona did, and [Ryan] Giggs, [Wayne] Rooney, Ronaldo and [Dimitar] Berbatov do . . . we make heroes quickly here. Di Canio could have been in that category."

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