It’s been reported by The Express that former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be involved in a potential deal involving Man Utd’s Paul Pogba to Juventus.
The ongoing Pogba saga continues with the Frenchman being linked with yet more moves away from Old Trafford. This time around Ramsey is being made as a makeweight in the deal, following his first season in Serie A with Juventus.
The Welshman played 15 games for the Old Lady scoring three times. However, clocking up 262 games for Arsenal would be an invaluable experience that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could add to his squad.
Ramsey, a traditional box-to-box midfielder would be a polar opposite trade for the creative Pogba. However, with the signing of Bruno Fernandes in January, the need for Pogba has declined some following the Portuguese’s fantastic start to life in the Premier League.
If Aaron Ramsey was to make the move to Old Trafford, he would be the ninth player to play for Arsenal then Manchester United. We ranked the previous eight players who directly or indirectly made the move up north…
1. Andy Cole
Andy Cole started his career at Arsenal, however, after only making a single appearance and many loan moves seen Cole move to Newcastle United permanently in 1993.
After an impressive time in the northeast, Man Utd brought the English striker to Old Trafford for 7 million including Keith Gillespie.
Cole went on to score 93 goals in 195 games during his six-year spell. In which he won five Premier Leagues, two FA Cups and the Champions League.
2. David Herd
Another Scottish player to make the move was David Herd for a fee of £35,000 in 1961, following spells at Stockport County and Arsenal.
Herd went on to help Man Utd lift the FA Cup in 1963 and two league Championships in 1965 & 1967. During his time at the club United also lifted the 1968 European Cup, however, he was not selected after a broken leg in 1967 started to limit his appearances.
Herd is currently 13th on Man Utd’s all-time goalscoring list with 145 career goals in 265 appearances.
3. Frank Stapleton
The Irish forward made a £900,000 from Arsenal to Man Utd in 1981 after making 225 appearances for the Gunners.
With Ron Atkinson at the helm, Stapleton won the FA Cup in 1983 & ’85. He also came close to a league title in 1986. Stapleton went on to play 223 games for United, scoring 60 goals before a move to Ajax in 1987.
4. Robin Van Persie
The Dutchman made the move to Old Trafford from Arsenal for £22.5 million in 2012. Within his first season, (Sir Alex Ferguson’s last at Man Utd) he won the Premier League title.
Van Persie went on to make 86 appearances under three different managers at Old Trafford, scoring 48 goals before moving to Fenerbache in 2015.
5. Viv Anderson
Anderson became the first signing under then-new manager Sir Alex Ferguson for a fee of £250,000 in 1987.
Going on to be Ferguson’s first-choice right-back, making 54 appearances until the signing of Denis Irwin in 1990, seen Anderson make the move to Sheffield Wednesday in 1991.
6. Ian Ure
The Scottish centre half played for Man Utd from 1969-71 after being squeezed out from Arsenal following six years at the club.
Ure made 47 appearances for the Red Devils under Wilf McGuinness before moving on to St.Mirren
7. George Graham
George Graham made the move to Man Utd in 1972 for £120,000 following a successful few years at Arsenal. The Scot made 43 appearances and scored two goals at Old Trafford.
However, things didn’t go to plan with the Red Devils being relegated in his two years at the club.
8. Alexis Sanchez
The Chilean made a January move to Man Utd in 2018, which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan go the other way.
Sanchez has not really made the impact many expected and has since been loaned out to Inter Milan. Three goals in 32 games highlight his struggle at Old Trafford.