#5 Jaap Stam
When it comes to footbal, Man U is the first thing that comes in the mind of most of the football lovers. Manchaster United has its own share of controversies. Man U, Sir Alex Ferguson & His Controversies With His Players has always excited the football pundits around the world. One of them is the brawl with Jaap Stam. Jaap Stam was a sort of centre-back, who could brew fear among his opponents. He was akin to a beast standing in the way of opponents’ army. One can hardly find a defender alike him. He possessed a rare combination of speed, strength, and balance.
He got the tag of the most inordinate Dutch defender when Manchester United signed him for £10.6 million from PSV. He had a smooth ride at Old Trafford until one reckless incident which sent him off from the team. In his autobiography, he notoriously criticized his team mates and also alleged Sir Alex Ferguson for illegally securing his services from PSV. This incident brought a feeling of vexation between Sir Alex and Jaap Stam. Thereafter, he decided to offload him to Lazio.