Ranking the Top 10 South Americans to Play for Manchester United

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Ranking the Top 10 South Americans to Play for Manchester United
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Manchester United have signed some exceptional foreign players throughout their history, but South America has never been that happy a hunting ground.

United have signed 12 players from South America since Argentinian midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron became the first when he arrived at Old Trafford in 2001.

Some, like Gabriel Heinze and Carlos Tevez, became fans' favourites before signing—or, in the case of Heinze, trying to sign—for United's fiercest rivals.

Players like Diego Forlan struggled in the Premier League but went on to forge successful careers elsewhere.

Others weren't so lucky and flopped.

United currently have four South Americans on their books. Brazilian full-back Rafael and Ecuadorian winger Antonio Valencia are part of David Moyes' first-team squad.

Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez and Uruguay defender Guillermo Varela have yet to make a first-team appearance and are the two South Americans who don't make United's top 10.

Feel free to use the comments section below add your own top 10.

 

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