Manchester United Most Expensive Signings Ever

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Friday, July 5th, 2013 | 0

Manchester United have been on top of English football for good 20 years now, and since the league was reformed in 1992 season United under Sir Alex Ferguson have dominated England division 1 and won 11 league titles in what was a great marathon of titles which enabled them to take over Liverpool as the leading league titles winner, in doing so they had to buy some big name players over the year although they never went over in expensive signings but they do have their fair share of hit and misses when it comes to expensive signings.

Manchester United Signings

Manchester United Most Expensive Signings:

Players  From Fee
1  Bulgaria Live StreamDimitar Berbatov Tottenham £30.7m September 2008
2  England live streaming onlineRio Ferdinand Leeds £29.3m July 2002
3 Watch Argentina matches live  Juan S Verón Lazio £28.1m
July 2001
4  England live streaming onlineWayne Rooney Everton £27.0m August 2004
5  Holland Live StreamingRobin V Persie Arsenal £24.0m
August 2012
6  Brazil live streamingAnderson Porto £20.4m
July 2007
7  Holland Live StreamingRuud V Nistelrooy PSV £19.0m
June 2001
8  Spain 2014 World CUp LogoDavid de Gea Atlético Madrid £18.9m
June 2011
9  England live streaming onlineMichael Carrick Tottenham £18.6m
July 2006
10  Portugal FIFA Wolrd Cup logo 2014Luiz Nani Sporting £17.3m
July 2007


#1. Dimitar Berbatov
Tottenham to Man Utd to Fulham
Cost: £31 Millions

The most expensive signings for Manchester United has been dimitar Berbatov as his move from Tottenham to Manchester United cost United around 31 Million pounds. Did he paid back the money ? well he was hit and miss in his 4 years stint at United but we call him miss as he was over shadowed by Rooney and Hernandez.

#2. Rio Ferdinend
Leeds to Man Utd
Cost: £29 Millions

Rio Ferdinend has been one of the most expensive players in Premier League for a while, but than Roman Abrahimovic took over at Chelsea. Ferdinend cost United 29 Millions as they bought him from Leeds and he is a major hit and served United well over the years.

#3. Juan Sebastian Verdon
Lazio to Man Utd to Chelsea
Cost: £28 Millions

One of the most expensive signings at the time in Premier League, United bought Veron with big hopes from Lazio but this talented midfielder could never settle in the English game and United sold him to Chelsea who later sold Veron to Inter Milan

#5. Wayne Rooney
Everton to Man Utd
Cost: £27 Millions

A massive signing for United, Rooney helped united to regain the top spot in League, won the Champions League with United and played a key role in the last decade for whatever success United had.

#6. Van Persie
Arsenal to Man Utd
Cost: £24 Millions

Bought from Arsenal, he already single handedly won the league for United in 2012-13 season won the Premier League golden boot. A bargain for 24 Millions what United payed for his services, will have couple more season at his peak.

#7. Ruud Van Nistelrooy
PSV to Man Utd to Real Madrid
Cost: £19 Millions

A prolific goal scorer who worth every penny what United paid for him, Ruud Van Nistelrooy scored 150 goals in his 5 season with average of 30 goals a season. You can buy a goal scorer with that kind of season average now for anything less than 40 Millions. A bargain and massive hit.

#8. David De Gea
Atletico Madrid to Man Utd
Cost: £19 Millions

His first season was difficult at Untied, but 2012-13 season campaign both in the league and Champions League shows that he has all the qualities to be a top keeper. Next season he can make United goal keeping position of his for a longtime if he can repeat his last season form

#9. Michael Carrick
Tottenham to Man Utd
Cost: £18 Millions

Right now one of the best United players, United’s gameplay a lot depends on him and he is proving to bae a great buy after 8 years with United already, has 3-4 good years in him so we rate him as a big hit.

#10. Luiz Nani
Sporting Lisbon to Man Utd
Cost: £17 Millions

Loads of talent but no brains, that sums up Nani, though he did put together couple of great season in last 3 years but 2013 season was somthing to forget and with arrival of Zaha he will have intense pressure to perform.

About the Author

Formula one fan, blogger, designer and entrepreneur. Knows thing or two about a thing a two of sports, tweak codes, make cool infographs.

TSM Plug