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Manchester United have “most expensive squad ever assembled”, claims UEFA report



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A UEFA report has revealed that Manchester United assembled the most expensive squad ever during the financial year of 2023.

The European Club Finance and Investment Landscape report has detailed that the Manchester United squad had cost the Old Trafford club a total of £1.21 billion in combined transfer fees.

This does not include the money spent on Rasmus Højlund, Mason Mount, or André Onana, who joined in the 2023 summer transfer window, which Erik ten Hag’s club spent £174 million on.

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During the 2022/23 season, Ten Hag’s side finished third in the Premier League table, also winning the Carabao Cup and reaching the final of the FA Cup.

This record-breaking figure includes the fees spent on Antony (£82 million), Harry Maguire (£80 million), Jadon Sancho (73 million), and Casemiro (£70 million).

According to the report, three other squads (Manchester City, Chelsea, and Real Madrid) cost over £1 billion in transfer fees.

Previously, it was Madrid’s 2020 squad that held the record for the most expensive squad, with a total cost of £1.13 billion.

INEOS and Sir Jim Ratcliffe have set about the task of reducing the amount of sheer cash that goes into the Old Trafford team through transfer fees and wages, with this a stark reminder of just how much money the club has wasted.