Who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s first signing for Manchester United?

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Viv Anderson was the first player whom Sir Alex Ferguson signed for Manchester United.

The right-back arrived from Arsenal in a £250,000 deal in the summer of 1987. Anderson turned 31 before the start of the 1987-88 campaign and played for United for three-and-a-half years before joining Sheffield Wednesday in January 1991.

Viv Anderson won 30 caps for the England national team. He is also noted for being the first black football player to represent England in a full international match. The Nottingham-born defender made his Three Lions debut on Wednesday 29 November 1978 in a 1-0 win against Czechoslovakia under Ron Greenwood.

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