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Manchester United are not only one of the biggest clubs on the planet but they are also, as a direct result of that, one of the richest clubs in the world as well. And for that reason, it doesn’t really come as a big surprise that they have also been big spenders in the past.
The Red Devils shocked the footballing world when they decided to pull the trigger on Paul Pogba’s transfer, bringing him back to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016/17 for a reported fee of £94.5m that became the new world record. Well, at least for a while until a fellow named Neymar Jr decided to break the market… But we digress.
Still, Man United didn’t stop there and in 2019/20, they were breaking records once again, this time making Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in the world by signing him from Leicester City for a fee of £78.3m. And their third most expensive signing is no slouch either – anyone remember Romelu Lukaku and his £76.2m swap from Everton?
Of course, Lukaku would end up leaving the club for Inter in 2019/20 for £58.5m but Man United’s biggest ever sale is still that of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid for a fee of £84.6m back in 2009/10. And we all know how historic that transfer ended up being for football as a whole…
Where to even begin with the most famous Man United transfers? If we go a bit further down the line in the club’s history, we definitely have to mention Eric Cantona as the player who was a part of a large chunk of their most memorable moments since he signed from Leeds United back in 1992.
Of course, his numbers may not be as impressive and he’s had an incident or two throughout his stay at Old Trafford, which might put somewhat of a stain to his CV, but it’s difficult to argue against his being on this list. On a similar note, Wayne Rooney may be a universally accepted option for one of the most famous Man United sons as the English striker won everything in the red shirt, scored goals galore and warmed the hearts of many since arriving from Everton in 2004.
But there are so many more transfers that just have to be mentioned such as that of Roy Keane, Edwin van der Sar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra… And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Really tells you how historic of a club United are, huh?