15 Manchester United's Biggest Signing Transfer of All Time15 Manchester United's Biggest Signing Transfer of All Time

15 Manchester United’s Biggest Signing Transfers of All Time- Manchester United is one of the most successful clubs in the England and World. Basically, the Red Devils has won many trophies across the continent.  This club has a glorious era especially in Sir Alex Ferguson Era in the 90s until the 2000s’. When Sir Alex Ferguson Managed this team, they can reap many of Trophies.  Many famous players are recognized as the legend of this club. There are Sir Bobby Charlton, Dennis Law, Eric Cantona, Rio Ferdinand, Roy Keane, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

15 Manchester United's Biggest Signing Transfers of All Time

Time to Time, after Sir Alex Ferguson decided to retire from Manchester United, this club has struggled to achieve the level of champions. They hardly ever won the trophies, and they also strive to finish in the Champions League’s table. With a huge amount of money, this was no guarantee for this team to capture many trophies.  Many of transfer that had been done by this team from time to time. Some of them can have a positive effect but some of them just fail or spend the money without significant impact.  Here are 15 Manchester United’s Biggest Signing Transfers of All Time since its Establishment.

The rank of 15 Manchester United’s Biggest Signing Transfers of All Time

RankName of PlayersTransfer Fees
Million Euro
1Paul Pogba105
2Harry Maguire87
3Jadon Sancho85
4Romelu Lukaku84.7
5Ángel Di María75
6Bruno Fernandes63
7Anthony Martial60
8Fred59
9Aaron Wan-Bissaka55
10Rio Ferdinand46
11Juan Mata44.73
12Nemanja Matić44.7
13Juan Sebastián Verón42.6
14Henrikh Mkhitaryan42
15Raphaël Varane40
Source : Transfermarkt, 2022

Brief Description of 15 Manchester United’s Biggest Signing Transfers of All Time

1. Paul Pogba    

Paul Labile Pogba or commonly known as Paul Pogba is French Football player who was born in Lagny-sur-Marne, France on March 15, 1993. he is the product of the Manchester United academy, but he showed an incredible performance while he played at Juventus F.C. After a successful season in Juventus, He officially come back to Manchester United in 2016 with a record transfer of around 105 million Euro (€).  In 2022/ 2023, he come back to Juventus F.C. after a disappointing season in 2021/ 2022.

2.Harry Maguire            

Jacob Harry Maguire or commonly known as Harry Maguire is an English football player who was born in Sheffield, on March 5th, 1993. He is the central defender of Manchester United. Before joining Manchester United in 2019, he become a vital part of the Leicester Squad and his departure from Leicester to Manchester United made him as one of the most expensive defenders in the World. at that time, his value transfer from Leicester City to Manchester United around 87 million Euro (€). Under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Harry Maguire is expected to lead the Defensive system of Manchester United, but some of his performance showed a poor level. It makes United fans disappointed.

3. Jadon Sancho

Jadon Malik Sancho is English Football Player who was born in Camber well, England on March 25th, 2000. Historically, he achieved stunning performance while he played for Borussia Dortmund from 2017 to 2021. Basically, he is the product of Manchester City academy and then City sold it to Borussia Dortmund.  After several seasons in Borussia Dortmund, he joined Manchester United at a cost of around 85 million euros (€) in 2021. Basically, he was expected to help Cristiano Ronaldo in scoring the goal and can strengthen the squad after the departure of Anthony Martial to Sevilla.

 4. Romelu Lukaku          

 Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli joined Manchester United in 2017 with a record free of around 84.7 million euros (€). Because of the stunning performance with Everton with 53 goals from 110 appearances, Jose Mourinho, the Manchester United Manager at that time, attracted to bring him to the Old Trafford.

5.Ángel Di María            

Ángel Fabián Di María or commonly known as Ángel Di María is one of the most popular football player who was born in Rosario, Argentina on February 14th, 1988. He has had good performances in Benfica and Real Madrid.  In 2014, Manchester United wanted him and succeed to secure his contract with transfer fees around € 75 million Euro. His career at Manchester United wasn’t good enough because of his insignificant contribution to the Red Devils. He just played in the Old Trafford-based team in just 1 season.

6.Bruno Fernandes       

Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes or commonly known as Bruno Fernandes is a Portuguese football player who was born in Maia, Portugal September 8th, 1994. His career at Sporting Lisbon with incredible performance makes Manchester United wants to bring him to Old Trafford. in 2020, Manchester United secured his contract with € 63 million Euro. Nowadays, he still became a vital part of United Midfield.

7.Anthony Martial         

Anthony Jordan Martial is a French Football player who was born in Massy, France on December 5th, 1995. At a young age, he is one of the most potential players in The World. His stunning performance at A.S. Monaco makes Manchester United bring him with cost around €60 million Euro in 2015.

8.Fred  

Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos or commonly known as Fred is a Brazilian football player who was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on March 5th, 1999. He is one of the vital parts of Shakhtar Donetsk squad from 2013 to 2018. With his incredible performance, Manchester United under the guidance of José Mourinho recruited him with transfer fees of around € 59 million Euro.

9.Aaron Wan-Bissaka   

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is England football player that was born in Croydon, England on November 26th, 1997. His performance at Crystal Palace makes Manchester United recruit him to strengthen the Right-back position. In 2019, Manchester United secured a contract of around €55 million Euro from Crystal Palace.  

10. Rio Ferdinand           

Rio Gavin Ferdinand or known as Rio Ferdinand is an English football player who was born in Camberwell, England on November 7th, 1978. His performance attracted famous football club when he was playing to West Ham United and Leeds United. His stunning performance made Sir Alex Ferguson buy him to strengthen the defensive level of The Reds Devils. Finally, Manchester United succeed to secure his contract for around € 46 million Euro. This transfer at that time become one of the most expensive in Europe.  

11.Juan Mata   

Juan Manuel Mata García, commonly known as Juan Mata is Spanish Football player who was born in Burgos, Spain in April 28th, 1988. His career attracted many football clubs when he was playing at Valencia in 2007 to 2011. With his incredible performance in Valencia, Chelsea bought him in 2011. After 3 years in Chelsea, he went to Manchester United in 2014 with a record fee of around €44.73 million Euro.

12. Nemanja Matić

Nemanja Matić is a Serbian football player who was born in Šabac on August 1st, 1988. Basically, he become the central part of Chelsea from 2014 to 2017. His stunning performance made Manchester United bought him in 2017 with a record transfer of around  € 44.70 million Euro

13. Juan Sebastián Verón            

Juan Sebastián Verón is an Argentinian football player that was born in La Plata, Argentina on March 9th, 1975. His career at Parma and Lazio and his stunning performance in both clubs made Manchester United wants him to add the optional player for Manchester United in the midfield area. Under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United secured his contract in 2001. At that time, his signing fee was one of the most expensive signings with record transfer of around 42.60 million Euro.

14. Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is Armenian football player who was born in Yerevan, Armenian on January 17th, 1989. His stunning career at Borussia Dortmund made Manchester United recruit him in 2016 with record transfer around € 42.00 million Euro. His career at the Old Trafford-based team was just in 2 years, and he then went to Arsenal in 2018.

15. Raphaël Varane       

Raphaël Xavier Varane or commonly known as Raphaël Varane is a French football player who was born in Lille, France on April 15th, 1993. He is the central part of the Defensive system in Real Madrid. With this club, he can win many trophies. After 10 years more or less, he left Real Madrid in 2021 and Joined Manchester United with 40 million euros. His arrival to this club is expected to find the solution of Defensive performance. Many of the supporters criticized the performance of Manchester United’s defenders.


Bibliography of 15 Manchester United’s Biggest Signing Transfer of All Time

Transfermarkt. 2022. Record Arrivals. Accessed via https://www.transfermarkt.com/manchester-united/transferrekorde/verein/985 on June 23rd, 2022.

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