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Manchester United Have Done In 4 Years What Sir Alex Couldn’t Do In 26!

 are now officially the Premier League’s big spenders.

Big money spenders

While their neighbours are the team most associated with splashing the cash on new players, United’s £75million signing of confirms that the Red Devils have been on the mother of all spending frenzies in recent years.

The reason? Their desire/desperation to get back to the glory days of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign.

In their quest to return to the title-winning glories of the Fergie era, United have now spent an astonishing £587.6million on players since their legendary manager retired in 2013.

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Sir Alex Ferguson was the key figure at Manchester United

Incredibly, that is more than United’s transfer outlay during the entirety of Ferguson’s time in charge at Old Trafford.

Fergie was United boss from 1986 to 2013. In those 27 years, Fergie he signed 99 players, at a total cost of £546.5million.

In the four years since, United have signed 19 players… at a total cost of £587.6million.

587m whaaaa?

It’s a remarkable outlay, which shows the full extent of United’s crazy spending over the last 48 months.

Of course, while Fergie ensured his side were in contention for the Premier League title every single season, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and (to a certain extent) Jose Mourinho have ensured United haven’t been in a title race since.

Lukaku has joined the Old Trafford club on a five-year deal (Image – @ManUtd Twitter)

That fact become all the most damning when you consider that, with the arrival of Lukaku, the Red Devils have now paid the three biggest transfer fees in English history in that four-year period:

Biggest fees paid by English football team

  1. 1 , to Man United , £89m
  2. Romelu Lukaku, Everton to Man United , £75m
  3. Angel Di Maria, to Man United , £59.1m
  4. , Wolfsburg to , £55m

Full list of signings Man Utd have made in the last four years

2013/14

Juan Mata – £37.1m

Marouane Fellaini – £27.5m

2014/15

Angel di Maria – £59.7m

Luke Shaw – £30m

Ander Herrera – £29m

Marcos Rojo – £16m

Daley Blind – £13.8m

Radamel Falcao – £6m (loan fee)

2015/16

Anthony Martial – £36m

Morgan Schneiderlin – £24m

Memphis Depay – £31m

Matteo Darmian – £12.7m

Bastian Schweinsteiger – £14.5m

2016/17

Paul Pogba – £89m

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – £26.3m

Eric Bailly – £30m

– Free

2017/18

Victor Lindelof – £30m

Romelu Lukaku – £75m

GRAND TOTAL: £587.6million

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