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5 Most Expensive Signings in Manchester United's History

Arjun Singh Devgan
Paul Pogba and Harry Maguire are two of the most expensive transfers in Manchester United's history
Paul Pogba and Harry Maguire are two of the most expensive transfers in Manchester United's history / Pool/Getty Images

Manchester United are one of the biggest and most prestigious clubs in the world, with a number of great players plying their trade at Old Trafford throughout their history. The Red Devils have conducted a number of expensive transfers, which have been some of the biggest ones in footballing history.

Here, we take a look at five of the most expensive transfers in United's history.

1. Paul Pogba (Juventus to Man United) - €105m

Paul Pogba
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Manchester United signed Paul Pogba in 2016 for a then world-record transfer fee of €105million from Juventus, and it is safe to say that things have not gone to plan for the Red Devils.

The Frenchman has had a mixed time at Old Trafford, excelling in moments, though inconsistences have plagued him in England. The midfielder has so far made 199 appearances for the club, scoring 38 goals and helping them win the Europa League in 2017.

2. Harry Maguire (Leicester City to Man United) - €87m

Harry Maguire
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Many were surprised when United splashed €87million to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester City in 2019 and while it took time for the centre-back to live up to his price tag - he has now established himself as a key part of United's back-line.

The 28-year-old's performances at the Euro 2020 Championship have seen many hail him as one of the best defenders in the world, and he will be key if the club are to challenge for trophies in the near future.

3. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund to Man United) - €85m

Jadon Sancho
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United finally got their man in Jadon Sancho after years of trying to sign him, by securing his signature from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2021 for a fee understood to be in the region of €85million.

Widely hailed as one of the best young players in the world, Sancho is touted as a future superstar and how he performs will chart the course of United's success in the future.

4. Romelu Lukaku (Everton to Man United) - €84.7m

Romelu Lukaku
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Many were surprised when United decided to sell Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan in 2019, considering that the striker scored a reasonable 42 goals in 96 appearances for the club across two seasons.

The 28-year-old struggled at times at Old Trafford and has since gone on to become one of the best strikers in the world in the Serie A.

5. Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid to Man United) - €75m

Angel Di Maria
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Angel Di Maria's signing in 2014 was a source of excitement among the fans of United, considering that he was one of the best wingers at the time - but his spell at Old Trafford eventually ended in disappointment.

After a bright start, the Argentinian struggled with both the pace of play and the weather at England, with United cutting their losses by selling him to Paris Saint-Germain after just one season.

The 33-year-old managed only four goals in 32 appearances for United, and has since gone to become a key player for the French giants.