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Daniel James completed his £ 17m move to Manchester United from Swansea on Wednesday
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Manchester United completed their first Wednesday afternoon signing when Daniel James from Swansea joined the club.

James is the first £ 17 million player to sign for the club under the permanent management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

James is the last in a long line of young people who have joined United in previous years with a lot of support and potential.

Here, Sportsmail looks at how some of those arrived for him.

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Daniel James went to Manchester United on Wednesday after Swansea sold him for £ 17 million

Daniel James went to Manchester United on Wednesday after Swansea sold him for £ 17 million

Cristiano Ronaldo

Age joined: 18

Sir Alex Ferguson planned his purchase long before he bought it from Sporting in 2003 for £ 12.24m. Former United and England defender Rio Ferdinand remembers asking Ferguson: & Are we going to get this guy? Who is he? & # 39;

& # 39; Listen, I'm working on it & # 39 ;, Ferguson responded. It was soon a foregone deal and one that would prove to be one of the most profitable transfers in history. Not only in terms of resale value, which was good with Real Madrid who paid £ 80 million for him in 2009, but also his return on the pitch.

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His career with Old Trafford lasted six years. In that time he played 292 games and scored 119 goals. He won a series of trophies, including three Premier League titles, one Champions League and one FA Cup.

Verdict: 9/10

Cristiano Ronaldo was excellent for Manchester United and he got better every year

Memphis Depay

Age joined: 21

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A player who has promised a lot at United, but who has delivered so little. He joined £ 25 million in 2015 and would be the answer to filling the void that Ronaldo had left six years earlier.

There were even some who made comparisons between Ronaldo and Depay. It didn't take long for them to collapse, as he struggled to pose a major threat to most of the Premier League defenses.

He may have worn Ronaldo & # 39; s No. 7 but did not even get close to his impressive flight, he only scored seven goals in 53 games. It only took a year and a half before it was sold to Lyon.

Verdict: 4/10

Memphis Depay was supposed to be a superstar by Ronaldo's standards, but it didn't happen

Memphis Depay was supposed to be a superstar by Ronaldo's standards, but it didn't happen

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Memphis Depay was supposed to be a superstar by Ronaldo's standards, but it didn't happen

Wayne Rooney

Age joined: 18

Manchester United has never had a tendency to wait if they want a transfer to take place. Ferguson had quickly identified Everton & # 39; s young star-striker Wayne Rooney and the club gave him the money to close a deal.

& # 39; I am pleased to join a club the size of Manchester United, & # 39; said Rooney. & # 39; I think this can only improve my career. & # 39; It should be recalled that £ 27 million for a player in 2004 was a huge sum. But United was sure that they would get a return on their investment.

In fact, they ended up with more than that. Rooney scored 253 goals for United in a 13-year period, becoming the club's record scorer in the process.

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He would eventually join Everton again before leaving for the United States, but Rooney was an exceptional talent during his best years at Old Trafford.

Verdict: 9/ 10

Wayne Rooney came for a hefty sum of money, but met his billing for over 13 years

David Bellion

Age joined: 20

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United thought they would get a bargain when Bellion signed a four-year deal after his contract with Sunderland ended. & # 39; He is a young player with great potential that fits well with the club's plans for the future & # 39 ;, Ferguson said after he signed it in 2003.

It seemed logical at the time but did not end up that way. Bellion remained three years, but endured a difficult time for the goal. The striker made 24 league games and scored only four goals.

He eventually went to Nice, but moved to Bordeaux a year later. In seven years, Bellion would score 20 games in 114 games. He stopped playing football in 2016 and how Ferguson & # 39; s words about potential should still irritate him.

Verdict: 3/10

David Bellion turned out to be a huge waste of time for United after he joined a free transfer

David Bellion turned out to be a huge waste of time for United after he joined a free transfer

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David Bellion turned out to be a huge waste of time for United after he joined a free transfer

Zoran Tosic

Age joined: 21

In 2008, Zoran Tosic became a target for leading European clubs when he played an important role in the course of Serbia until the semifinals of the European Championships under 21.

With the announcement that Ronaldo was on his way to the Bernabeu when the season was over, United was on the market for a flying winger who could stand up in dead-ball situations. Tosic, weighing only £ 8 million, adjusted the bill and joined in January 2009.

But after only five senior appearances for United in 18 months, Tosic grew inpatient and walked out to the club, a decision he later admitted he had regretted, and signed for CSKA Moscow.

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He sparkled in Russia, but many, including the player himself, will wonder what could have happened in the northwest.

Verdict: 2/10

Zoran Tosic moved to United in 2009 with a great reputation, but failed to live up to hype

Zoran Tosic moved to United in 2009 with a great reputation, but failed to live up to hype

Zoran Tosic moved to United in 2009 with a great reputation, but failed to live up to hype

Eric Djemba Djemba

Age joined: 22

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Another from the 2003 cohort. And another failure. United thought they got the midfielder for good money after they bought it for £ 3.5 million in Nantes.

There was some talk at the time about how he would bring the stuff back, once so well done by Roy Keane. Certainly, he was aggressive in midfield, but it was more aggression from League Two than the controlled outbursts that earned you the respect in the Premier League.

Tackles had poor timing and he just didn't fit the billing. He was not a complete disaster, but only two years after signing he was on his way to the door. The 38-year-old still plays for FC Vallorbe-Ballaigues in Switzerland.

Verdict: 4/10

Eric Djemba-Djemba joined in 2003, but was, just like Kleberson, largely awful

Eric Djemba-Djemba joined in 2003, but was, just like Kleberson, largely awful

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Eric Djemba-Djemba joined in 2003, but was, just like Kleberson, largely awful

Luke Shaw

Age joined: 18

This was a signature that had to happen. Shaw was impressed by playing for Southampton and United had to make a statement a year after Ferguson left.

Shaw joined £ 27 million, making him one of the most expensive defenders in the world at the time. Five years later, with Shaw now 23, it has turned out to be a signature that really offers no value for money.

Shaw has suffered from injuries and has difficulty with fitness. But there is a reason why United is reluctant to let him leave. He remains technically a good player, but more is expected. The following season could be decisive for him.

Verdict: 6/10

Luke Shaw still has enough time to establish himself as a sort of top quality left on Old Trafford

Luke Shaw still has enough time to establish himself as a sort of top quality left on Old Trafford

Luke Shaw still has enough time to establish himself as a sort of top quality left on Old Trafford

Anderson

Age joined: 18

There is an argument that suggests that Anderson was not a terrible, terrible signature. Just a terrible one. After all, he played in a Premier League title-winning 2012/13 that would not get anywhere near Manchester City and Liverpool these days.

He arrived with Nani, whom we will reach. United was so keen to sign the couple that they sent a delegation led by chief executive David Gill and Ferguson & assistant's assistant Carlos Queiroz. Looking back at those times in 2007, they might be pressed to say that his £ 20m price tag was not worth it.

He managed to stay with Old Trafford for eight years. He was, however, largely forgotten and made a total of 181 performances for United. Perhaps the longest-standing failure in the history of the Premier League.

Verdict: 4/10

Anderson managed to spend eight years in Old Trafford while he was far below par

Anderson managed to spend eight years in Old Trafford while he was far below par

Anderson managed to spend eight years in Old Trafford while he was far below par

Nani

Age joined: 20

Nani was often criticized for his lack of end product and was generally a pretty frustrating player to watch. But if you look at it all the way, it wasn't a bad signature. Since a while after Ronaldo & # 39; s move to Real Madrid, Nani has been one of the most threatening players of United.

In 230 appearances, Nani scored 40 goals and delivered 73 assists. Not to mention the fact that he played his role in one Champions League victory, four Premier League titles and two League Cups.

He left United in 2015 when he came to work at Fenerbahce. From there, he started playing for Valencia and is still being played in Orlando City at the age of 32. A decorated career and one that also includes a European championship with Portugal.

Verdict: 6/10

Nani was criticized during his time at the club but looking back he did better than most

Nani was criticized during his time at the club but looking back he did better than most

Nani was criticized during his time at the club but looking back he did better than most

Bebe

Age joined: 20

Upon arrival in Old Trafford in 2010, Bebe was described as a fast and technically gifted striker. It was also said that he was strong in the air with a height of 6 meters 2in. Ferguson & # 39; s assistant Queiroz was convinced that Bebe would become a superstar.

How far from the truth that would turn out to be. £ 7 million was spent on him so United felt compelled to play it. But he was really terrible. He appeared for United seven times and scored twice, but he would never develop from anything but a poor squadron.

After a number of loaner games left the club, he finally left for Benfica in 2014, where he made a performance. The 28-year-old has been on Rayo Vallecano since last year. So far, he scored once in 27 games.

Verdict: 2/10

When Scouting Recommendations Go Wrong - Bebe has massively failed to meet expectations

When Scouting Recommendations Go Wrong - Bebe has massively failed to meet expectations

When Scouting Recommendations Go Wrong – Bebe has massively failed to meet expectations

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