Blast from the Past

Find out which ex-players would fit into the great teams of the present across the Premier League, Championship and more.


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Man United: Ferguson's £16m 'beast' would have thrived under Ten Hag

Manchester United made several successful signings in the Sir Alex Ferguson era, and this "beast" was one of them.

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Leeds: Orta's 2019 sale would have been better than Gnonto for Farke

The impressive youngster came through the academy set-up at Elland Road.

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Rangers: Ibrox side had a bigger talent than Danilo in McLeish's 6ft 2 'trojan'

Beale would love to utilise the services of a player who shone under McLeish

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Spurs: Redknapp's 'world class' star would now be better than Bissouma for Ange

The Lilywhites are thriving under Ange Postecoglou, but once star of the past would take them to new heights.

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Leeds: O'Leary had a bigger talent than Rutter in £7m goal machine

The Whites previously had a far bigger centre-forward star than Georginio Rutter on their books.

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Rangers: Advocaat's £1.3m signing would thrive if he played for Beale

A former crowd favourite who was signed by Dick Advocaat would be a wonderful addition to the current squad.

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Forget Piroe: Grayson's promotion 'legend' would now be perfect for Leeds

The Whites would love to have Simon Grayson's promotion "legend" in their side today.

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Man United: £7m machine was a bigger talent than Hojlund at Old Trafford

One of Ferguson's United signings would thrive under Ten Hag's setup.

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Spurs: 2004 star would now be way better than Richarlison for Ange-ball

The Lilywhites appear to be in need of a new centre-forward presence, amid the continued woes of Richarlison.

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Everton: Moyes' 2012 signing would now be better than Dwight McNeil

The Toffees could see their offensive prayers answered with a star of the past.

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Leeds: Big Sam would have loved El Hadji Diouf now

The controversial Senegalese forward could have been a wildcard in Big Sam's squad.

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Chelsea: Juan Mata would've saved Lampard today

Juan Mata was unplayable at Stamford Bridge

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Aston Villa: Idrissa Gueye would've thrived under Unai Emery

The midfielder would've been perfect for the Spaniard's system had his time come in the manager's tenure

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Rangers: Michael Mols would thrive under Beale

The former Ibrox striker would thrive under Beale using his current system.

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Chelsea: Courtois would rescue Lampard's side

Chelsea desperately miss Thibaut Courtois, who was a towering presence of reliability and authority

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Chelsea: The irresistibly talented Oscar

The mercurial Oscar enjoyed a fruitful few years at Stamford Bridge

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Leeds: Ben White could’ve solved Whites’ defensive woes

The Arsenal man's quality could have been crucial at the back for Sam Allardyce.

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Leeds: Robert Snodgrass would've been perfect for Big Sam

The Scottish winger was superb during his time at Elland Road.

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West Ham: Dimitri Payet would save Moyes now

West Ham are still yet to fill the void left by the irreplaceable Dimitri Payet

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Leeds: Gracia would love a prime Klich now

The Polish midfielder was a fan favourite and perhaps could have done a job in the middle of the park.

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