Manchester United have broken a fair few records over the course of the past few years.
We’ll gloss over the David Moyes era and the ‘first loss against Team X in however many years’ nuggets that came out every week during the Scot’s ill-fated reign because some of their records have been truly special – such as winning the most league titles in English club football history (20) and drawing level with Arsenal on 12 FA Cup wins.
Heck, they even smashed the world transfer record when they paid £89m for Paul Pogba over the summer.
And the Red Devils are now top of another leaderboard, with the CIES Football Observatory revealing that they have the most valuable squad of players in world football.
As their research into Europe’s top five leagues shows, Man United’s first-team squad cost €718m (£628m) to assemble, putting them ahead of Real Madrid and Manchester City.
Interestingly, Liverpool’s €356m (£311m) is less than half of Man United’s outlay, while title-winning Leicester have a squad worth just 18% of the Manchester rivals’ ranks.