Club: Manchester United
Growth type: Standard/Lasting
Possibly Fergie's best defensive aquisition since Steve Bruce, Jaap Stam was a central defender who was calm, and possessed excellent positional skills and tackling ability, yet he was also blessed with pace and power too. Sadly back then Jaap had no idea about the existence of the left foot, something he only really noticed whilst he was at AC Milan, plus he was a bit inconsistent for a world class CB. But not that inconsistent.
Regardless, he was without doubt the rock at the heart of a solid United defence.
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