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United/City: Most expensive match-up ever

By Paris - 955 days ago




This Saturday’s Manchester derby is set to be the most expensive match-up in the history of football.

The Old Trafford showdown will not only pit Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola – the most-decorated managers in Europe – against each other, but also 22 players worth over £670m in transfer fees.

Manchester United lead the way with a predicted starting XI costing £350.55m, including the world’s most expensive player, Paul Pogba, who returned to the club this summer for £93.25m from Juventus.

The hosts are also likely to field Anthony Martial (£57.6m) and Luke Shaw (£28m), who both broke the record for the world’s most expensive teenager when they were signed, as well as Juan Mata (£37.1m), Eric Bailly (£30m) Marouane Fellaini (£27.5m) and captain Wayne Rooney (£27m).

In contrast to those mega sums, star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was signed for free in the summer, after the Swede left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract.

The Manchester City predicted line-up cost the club £321.85m to assemble, with Kevin de Bruyne (£54.5m), John Stones (£50m), Raheem Sterling (£49m) and Leroy Sane (£37m) among their most expensive additions over the past two years.

Sky Sports have searched through the record books and it is believed that the previous most-expensive match-up was November 2015’s El Clasico, when Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 4-0 at the Bernaebeu.

On show that day, among others, were Gareth Bale (£85.3m), Cristiano Ronaldo (£80m), Luis Suarez (£75m), James Rodriguez (£63m) and Neymar (£48.6m), with the combined transfer totals coming to £562m.

Real Madrid’s team of Galacticos actually came to £370.45m – almost £20m more than the cost of the team United are expected to field this weekend. But, between them, the two Manchester clubs are set to break a record.


Source: Punchng
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- by jefferydafeh on September 8, 2016, 1:12 pm

clash of the titans .. what a match to watch. I will put my money on united just this one time ..

- by obyraphael on September 8, 2016, 2:23 pm

 wont miss these derby for anything (derby of supremacy and money) 

- by esogzy on September 8, 2016, 4:29 pm
I can't wait to watch this great match.up united
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