Arsene Wenger is famous for yammering on about all the world-beating players he almost signed in his Arsenal tenure. Ronaldinho. Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi. Gareth Bale. The list is endless.
But it turns out that he's not the only manager who has spent the years ruing missed chances.
Pundit Graeme Souness was Liverpool boss in the early nineties, during which time Manchester United usurped them as the kings of English football – but according to the perma-furious Scot, the power shift could have easily been avoided.
Talking to the Sunday Times, Souness revealed that he turned down Peter Schmeichel and Eric Cantona in 1991, years before they went on to become Manchester United legends.
He said: "Ron Yeats, the chief scout then, told me there was a young Danish goalkeeper - Peter Schmeichel - who was a Liverpool fan and willing to pay his own travel and hotel in exchange for some time with us.
"I was trying to ease out Bruce Grobbelaar and that was proving a hassle, plus I had just signed David James, so I thought I could do without a rookie goalkeeper."
"Eric Cantona was another I missed out on. We played Auxerre at home and Michel Platini came to see me afterwards. He said he had a player for me, a problem boy but a proper player.
"It was Cantona, but I said the last thing I needed was another problem player. I had 30-pluses I was trying to get out, so I didn't need more hassle. I said I was looking for something else and so it was no thanks."