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Revealed: Manchester United’s 10 most valuable players ranked ahead of INEOS clearout



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Manchester United’s top 10 most valuable players as INEOS prepare a mass-clearout from Erik ten Hag’s squad this coming transfer window.

Monday afternoon reports delivered a stark reality check to numerous Manchester United players: Sir Jim Ratcliffe‘s team will entertain reasonable offers for every member of Erik ten Hag‘s team this summer, with only three exceptions.

Alejandro Garnacho, Kobbie Mainoo, and Rasmus Højlund are the sole untouchables at Carrington. INEOS will reject all offers for these players, regardless of their monetary value.

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With Ratcliffe’s group looking to raise significant funds in the summer, UtdDistrict has examined Manchester United’s top 10 most valuable players, with credit to the CIES Football Observatory (based on statistical analysis) and (based on community opinion).

#10 – Scott McTominay

As an academy graduate, Scott McTominay holds a lot of value to United, both historically and in his stock as a football player. While Transfermarkt values him at around £27 million, the CIES values the Scotland international at just over £50 million.

The stark difference in transfer value may come due to the player’s statistical status as a Manchester United player who has scored many goals for the club this season. It is more realistic that, should he be sold, it would likely be for a fee of around £25-30 million.

#9 – Antony

Antony has not had the career many would have hoped for when he signed from Ajax for a huge fee of £82 million in 2022. However, due to his age (23), wages, and current contract length remaining (it expires in 2027), CIES places his value as high as £51 million.

That said, Transfermarkt has Antony down at £24 million in value, which is probably a much more realistic number. Rumours earlier this year stated that United would be looking for as much as £50 million should he be sold this summer.

#8 – Diogo Dalot

Diogo Dalot is almost certainly going to be collecting the Manchester United Player of the Season award following a season of brilliant performances, and this has rightly impacted his value at the club.

Like the above two players, CIES values him at £51 million, but Transfermarkt also values him at around £30 million, which may even be less than what United would want in the market. The BBC reported on Monday that it would take a “major offer” for the fullback to leave.

#7 – Lisandro Martínez

Lisandro Martínez is one player where his Transfermarkt value is much higher than his CIES value. Martínez has played fewer than 800 minutes for United this season, and their defensive campaign has suffered extensively as a result.

On CIES, he is only listed as a £17 million asset, but Transfermarkt has him at almost £40 million, which is slightly under what United paid for him in 2022. Martínez is seen as a leader in the dressing room, and it is likely that United would not accept anything under £75 million for him.

#6 – André Onana

Arriving from Inter Milan last summer, André Onana has played all but one of United’s games this season. Although he started poorly at Old Trafford, 2024 has seen the goalkeeper establish himself as one of Ten Hag’s most important players.

On CIES, he is listed as an asset worth £51 million, while Transfermarkt has him at £35 million. Although he is theoretically up for transfer this coming window alongside the rest of the squad, the odds are that it would take a ridiculous offer to prize him away, considering he was signed just last summer.

#5 – Kobbie Mainoo

Although many would put Kobbie Mainoo right at the top of United’s most valuable players, according to both sites, he is not yet as valuable as some of the club’s other assets, partly due to his lack of a transfer fee.

While CIES values Mainoo at £43 million, Transfermarkt values him at £30 million, which is, of course, ridiculous. Mainoo is one of the few players in the squad who are seen as genuinely priceless—no amount of money would convince the club to part ways with the 18-year-old.

The reasons why his value may be this low are that Mainoo has not gone through any transfer, meaning there is no ballpark number to base his current value on, and that he does not yet have a full season of professional football under his belt.

#4 – Alejandro Garnacho

There is plenty of debate surrounding who is more valuable to United, Mainoo or Alejandro Garnacho. Although both players are seen as untouchable at the club, Garnacho pips Mainoo due to his extended experience and his new contract.

CIES lists Garnacho as a £85 million talent, while Transfermarkt has the winger at a more modest £35 million—although everyone knows he is worth much more than that. Garnacho recently signed a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2028, which will only increase his market value.

#3 – Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford is the second of United’s three players who are worth £85 million, according to CIES rankings. Rashford has a current mega-contract running until 2028, but the club are said to be open to considering serious, high-value offers for the winger.

Transfermarkt rates Rashford as United’s third most valuable player, with a transfer value of £51 million. The club’s minimum price for him this summer is £100 million.

#2 – Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes is United’s current captain, and probably offers more to the team than anyone else, being one of the few players who has never missed a fixture through injury and has carried the club through results of late.

While Transfermarkt values him as the club’s most expensive player at £60 million, CIES’ ranking is not far behind, putting his market price at £51 million. Much like with Dalot, reports have said it would take a “mega offer” to prize him away.

#1 – Rasmus Højlund

Having signed from Atalanta last summer for a fee of £72 million, Rasmus Højlund is the third player this summer, alongside Mainoo and Garnacho, who is considered completely off-limits for other clubs.

He is the third player that CIES values at over £85 million, with Transfermarkt having him down as possessing a market value of just over £55 million. Højlund is one of the players who INEOS want to build their new generation Manchester United around.