Defence William Prunier Prunier had come through the Auxerre youth system with Eric Cantona however he did not share quite as an illustrious Man United career, managing just two first team appearances for the club. Ferguson brought him in on a trial with the intention of evaluating him in a few reserve team matches however he was hit with an injury crisis and Prunier was thrust into the first team. His club debut came against QPR where he was reasonably impressive however his second appearance did not go so well. United conceded four goals in a humiliating defeat by Tottenham and Prunier was singled-out for blame. He wasn't offered a permanent deal by Ferguson and returned to Europe.