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Who are the most expensive Man United signings ever. If we are to look at the Most expensive Man United record arrivals of all time, only the recent signings will obviously qualify because the cost of buying a footballer today cannot be compared to those days.
Naijnaira.com will in this article showcase the top ten Manchester United’s most expensive transfer fees.
Who is Man Utd most expensive signing?
Paul Pogba is Manchester United’s most expensive transfer signing when he joined the Old Trafford club form Juventus in 2016 for a record fee of £94.5M.
Let’s now see the ranking of Man Utd’s 10 biggest signings by their value for money.
10 Man Utd’s Most Expensive Players
1. Paul Pogba – £94.5m (from Juventus, 2016)
In August 2016, Pogba returned to his former club, Manchester United, on a five-year contract for a then-record for highest football transfer fee at €94.5 million
Pogba scored the first goal of the 2017 Europa League final against Dutch club AFC Ajax as Manchester United defeated Ajax 2–0 to win their first continental trophy in nine years. He also won the EFL cup that year after Man Utd defeated Southampton 3-2 in the final courtesy of goals from Ibrahimovic (2) and Jesse Lingard.
2. Harry Maguire – £80m (from Leicester City, 2019)
In August 2019, Manchester United made a £80 million bid for Maguire which was accepted by Leicester. The fee surpassed the £75 million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in January 2018, making Maguire the world’s most expensive defender. The transfer was completed on 5 August, with Maguire signing a six-year contract with the option of a further year. His closest to winning a trophy was the 2021 Europa League when his side (Man Utd) lost dramatically to Villareal 11-10 on penalties after playing out to a 1-1 draw.
3. Jadon Sancho – £76.5m (from Borussia Dortmund, 2021)
In July 2021, Manchester United and Dortmund reached an agreement for Sancho’s transfer, subject to him signing a contract and passing a medical, both of which were expected to happen after UEFA Euro 2020. The transfer was completed on 23 July, after Sancho penned a five-year contract with the option of a further year. He was given the number 25 shirt last worn by Odion Ighalo.
4. Romelu Lukaku – £76.2m (from Everton, 2017)
Lukaku joined Manchester United in July 2017, signing a five-year contract with the option of a further year. Although the fee was officially undisclosed, it was reported to be worth £ 76.2 million. Romelu scored 27 goals across all competitions in his first season with United and 15 in his second season and then left the club for Inter Milan in 2019.
5. Angel Di Maria – £67.5m (from Real Madrid, 2014)
In August 2014, Di María signed a five-year deal with Manchester United for a transfer fee of £59.7 million, one of the most expensive transfers of all time and the highest fee ever paid by a British club at that time. He inherited the number 7 shirt at United. He played for United for one season scoring just 4 goals in all competitions for them before moving to P.S.G. At the end of the season he was judged by The Daily Telegraph to be the worst signing of the season.
6. Casemiro – £60m (from Real Madrid, 2022)
In August 2022, Real Madrid and Manchester United reached an agreement for the transfer of Casemiro. Three days later, he signed a four-year contract with the English club, with an option for an additional year’s extension. The deal was reportedly worth £60 million.
7. Bruno Fernandes – £56.7m (Sporting Lisbon, 2020)
In January 2020, English club Manchester United confirmed they had reached an agreement with Sporting for the transfer of Fernandes for a fee reportedly worth up to €56.7 million, subject to the player passing a medical and agreeing personal terms. The transfer was officially completed the following day with Fernandes signing a five-and-a-half-year contract. The Portugal International has scored 51 goals for the club since his debut back in February.
8. Anthony Martial – £54m (from Monaco, 2015)
In September 2015, Martial completed a move to Manchester United for £54 million, on a four-year contract with the option of another year. This was the highest transfer fee paid for a teenager, breaking the previous record of £27 million United paid for Luke Shaw a year earlier. Martial has 79 goals in his 270 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions.
9. Fred – £53m (from Shakhtar Donetsk, 2018)
In June 2018, Manchester United reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign Fred for a reported fee of £53 million. He agreed a five-year contract with the option to extend for a further year. Since his arrival at Manchester United Fred has not won any trophy. He came closest to winning a trophy in the 2021 Europa League when his side were defeated by Villareal in the final 11-10 on penalties.
10. Aaron Wan-Bissaka – £49.5m (from Crystal Palace, 2019)
In June 2019, Wan-Bissaka penned a five-year contract with Manchester United. Crystal Palace would receive a transfer fee of £49.5 million. He finished as runner-up in the 2021 Europa League when his team were beaten 11-10 on penalties by Villareal in the final.
This article was updated 3 months ago