Manchester United have spent over £1BILLION since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013… the four managers since have signed 37 players but just three trophies have been won. So who has wasted the most money?
Manchester United have spent over £1billion in the transfer market since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.
Their summer acquisitions of Donny van de Beek, Amad Diallo, Alex Telles and Facundo Pellistri – totalling just over £75million – took United’s post-Fergie spend beyond this milestone.
In that time, there have been 37 signings, four managers and just three pieces of silverware.
haul of one FA Cup, one League Cup and one UEFA Europa League in seven seasons illustrates how United have declined as a force – on the pitch at least – since the end of the Ferguson dynasty.
They are by no means the only Premier League club to surpass the £1bn mark – Manchester City have spent in excess of £1.2bn in the same time span. But then City have won three Premier League titles, two FA Cups and five League Cups.
It’s certainly the case that not every Ferguson signing was an enormous success – remember Bebe? – but United’s recruitment strategy since 2013, overseen by Ed Woodward, has been heavily criticised.
But which of the four United managers in this time was the most successful with his new signings? Continue reading