WC: The top tier of English football must have gotten quite boring during the late 90s. With only Arsene Wenger serving as a worthy adversary, Sir Alex Ferguson had fine-tuned a glorious squad who were more often than not playing teams off the park. As such, the Red Devils had the pick of the talent, with no club possessing the wealth and financial resources capable of matching them in the transfer market. Hoovering up the finest talent from the also-rans of the Premier League, and tabling blockbuster sums for the cream of the European crop, there was no stopping Ferguson and his fiscal muscle. While Arsene Wenger was a potent foe, he had been straying from more traditional means of emptying the wallet, instead relying on a keen eye for spotting talented youth and luring them to Highbury for peanuts.