Manchester United’s 5 Worst Transfer Rankings

Manchester United's 5 Worst Transfer Rankings

Manchester United’s 5 Worst Transfer Rankings – Manchester United is the most successful team in the Premier League era. He won 13 Premier League titles with Arsenal (3), Chelsea (5) and Manchester City (5).

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All of their Premier League wins came under Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scottish legend has made Man United a major force during his time at the club. But after his retirement in 2013, the Red Devils had little to brag about.

Man United have fallen further since Alex Ferguson’s departure. It has been almost a decade since the 13-time Premier League winners left Old Trafford, but the Manchester-based club are yet to win a league title.

Much of their failure was due to poor employment policies. Over the last few years, the Red Devils have had a number of players below their best.

On that note, here are their five biggest transfer flops of the last 30 years.

1. Diego Forlan – $178 billion

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One of the great strikers who fell under Sir Alex Ferguson is Diego Forlan. The Uruguayan was bought from Independiente for 11 million euros (Rp. 178 billion), which was the highest amount in 2002. Forlan scored in 13 Premier League games and five Champions League games in his first season at Old Trafford.

However, his goalscoring record in the following seasons was very disappointing. Forlan scored just ten goals in 49 league games in the 2002/2003 and 2003/2004 seasons. These numbers are unacceptable for a center forward playing for a title contending team.

Forlan scored 17 goals in 97 matches for Man United. He was then sold to Villarreal in 2005, and went on to become an all-time great for Atletico Madrid and Uruguay. The 2010 World Cup Golden Boot winner has had a tough time in England.

2. Memphis Depay – IDR 551 billion

Manchester United are happy about the arrival of Memphis Depay from the Eredivisie. The Dutch striker was a promising player but failed to live up to high expectations in England. He scored seven goals in 53 appearances for Man United before joining Lyon 18 months later.

Depay played the 2014/2015 season with PSV and scored 22 league goals in a victorious campaign. Louis van Gaal wasted no time in completing his move to bring the player to him.

However, Depay has struggled to meet the demands of England’s top flight. He only scored 13 goals in more than 50 games, which was below most people’s expectations. After impressive spells for Lyon and the Netherlands, Depay moved to Barcelona last year.

3. Angel Di Maria – IDR 1.2 trillion

Manchester United spent 75 million euros (Rp. 1.2 trillion) to bring Angel Di Maria to the Premier League. This is because the former Real Madrid star was deemed ineligible despite winning the Champions League in 2014.

However, Di Maria has performed well at Old Trafford. Of course, the Argentinian player made 11 assists in his only season in the Premier League. Only Spanish midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Santi Cazorla have more assists than Di Maria in their first season in the English top flight.

However, Di Maria scored just four goals in 32 appearances for the Red Devils. A year later he left Old Trafford and enjoyed a fruitful spell with PSG. As successful a player as he was, his time at Manchester United was a big failure.

4. Juan Sebastian Veron – $690 billion

Juan Sebastian Veron Due to the presence of transfer fees, the pressure on his shoulders was high.

Alex Ferguson’s side already had two world-class midfielders in Roy Keane and Paul Scholes at the time. Veron’s purchase was made to allow Scholes to play a more prominent role. However, Veron could not cope with the pace of the league.

His injury record and language barrier are two more reasons why he may not be a good recruit. Two years after his arrival from Lazio, the midfielder was offered to Chelsea on a cut-price deal. Veron made 82 appearances under Alex Ferguson and scored 22 goals.

5. Alexis Sanchez – $551 billion

Alexis Sanchez has been one of Manchester United’s most exciting players in recent times. The winger has had a great spell at Arsenal. Man United fans were delighted when Sanchez, one of the Premier League’s best strikers of the 2010s, joined them.

The Chilean was at the peak of his powers when he arrived at Old Trafford in January 2018. Sanchez scored 24 goals and provided 13 assists. On the other hand, he scored 3 goals and 4 assists in 32 league games for Man United.

Sanchez earns a very high salary, which adds to the frustration regarding his disappointing results. Considering his modest output of five goals and nine assists in 45 games at Old Trafford, such a wage for the 30-year-old seems generous.

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