Like all top clubs, Manchester United have made their fair share of big-money signings over the years. But it has been the bargain transfers that make fans of the Red Devils especially proud of their favourite club.
A good number of the most legendary footballers to have played under boss Sir Alex Ferguson were relatively unknown when they first moved to Old Trafford.
These are the players who were poached from relatively obscure foreign clubs with little more than a scout's recommendation.
Here are Fergie's six best transfer finds in Europe.