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Man Utd legend Neville: Ferguson was master of transfer market

Manchester United legend Gary Neville says Sir Alex Ferguson was master of the transfer market.

He believes that Ferguson's technique of gradually refreshing his Manchester United squad over two decades is far more effective model for success than signing a huge number of players in one transfer window.

Neville wrote for EA Sports: "He (Ferguson) was always massaging the squad summer by summer. There was always two of three in and out..

"But there was always a core of players who'd been there for six or seven years and I think that's what you really want.

"Last summer, Crystal Palace and Sunderland had a big overhaul of players, well into double figures.

"I think it's very difficult to integrate so many players all at once when you don't get given the time.

"Ian Holloway signed a lot of players at Crystal Palace, it was revealed this week they've got the biggest squad in Europe's top divisions, and yet he was out of a job a few months later!"

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