It's because of players like Kleberson that Brazilians would get such a hard time of it in English football. It's only since the success of players such as Willian and others in more recent times that signing a Samba Boy isn't met with scepticism.
Kleberson arrived to much fanfare at United in 2003, signed for £6.5 million.
The issue was that Kleberson was a World Cup winner with Brazil and had been seen as a large part of their 2002 success. It meant big things were expected, but he delivered little.
Injuries didn't help and Kleberson struggled to hold down a regular first-team spot.
He left Old Trafford after two disappointing seasons.
Another former Chelsea player to face the club this season, Slavisa Jokanovic was manager of the same Maccabi Tel-Aviv side that Tal Ben-Haim represented.
That's not all those two have in common, either. Much like Ben-Haim, Jokanovic was a big disappointment at Stamford Bridge.
When he joined the club, Chelsea fans had been spoiled with the likes of Gianfranco Zola and Gus Poyet producing the goods from midfield positions.
So when Jokanovic arrived, pedestrian and laboured, he frustrated. His policy of sideways passing often slowed down attacks, and he became a symbol of the struggles Chelsea were going through financially when the club put the handbrake on their transfer dealings as financial Armageddon loomed.
The joke was that Eric Djemba-Djemba was so good his parents named him twice. Let's flip that on its head and say he was that bad he was named twice.
Coming into a side that had dominated the Premier League for the 1990s, Djemba-Djemba was competing with players such as Roy Keane. Quite what Sir Alex Ferguson saw in him remains a mystery, as he stood out for all the wrong reasons.
Alongside Paul Scholes and David Beckham, he was shown to be out of his depth at United. He lasted just 18 months before being sold to Doha-based Qatar SC.
Angel Di Maria
The Argentinian should never make a list of this nature given his vast talents. The fact he does just outlines what a disappointment he was in a Manchester United shirt.
Signed for a British-record fee of £59.7 million, he just didn't deliver on what we had seen of him at Real Madrid.
Whether it was a failure to settle in England or adapt to English football, something wasn't right with Di Maria. After a bright start, he faded into the background at Old Trafford and soon became a very expensive mistake.
That he is producing the goods now with Paris Saint-Germain only serves to add to the frustration of how bad he was in the Premier League.
Dubbed as the Italian Ryan Giggs by Gianluca Vialli—a factor that adds to his inclusion in our combined Chelsea-United XI—Gabriel Ambrosetti was doomed from day one.
We were expecting the effervescent displays that Giggs became synonymous with during his career. Chelsea fans wanted to see Ambrosetti exposing opposition defenders and running them ragged.
He did none of that. In fact, he did zilch in a Chelsea shirt. He was a massive disappointment and failed to deliver anything like his billing.