Following the departure of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United has spent a considerable sum every year trying to stay at the top, with varying levels of success.
At the end of the 2012-13 season, Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager for 27 years, retired. A page in the club’s history was turned and a transition period began, and the club owners spared no expense in an attempt to ease the supporters through this rough transition. In all, United spent almost £780 million in the transfer market over 5 seasons!
Among the biggest transfers is of course Paul Pogba who returned to the fold for £95 million from Juventus. This was a record transfer among others such as Martial, Lukaku, Luke Shaw, Di Maria, Memphis…
What did this buy? 4 trophies won in 5 seasons but no Premier League championships. During the Ferguson period, the Red Devils won 40 trophies including 13 (!!!) Premier League titles. In other words, all the money in the world will never be worth the skill of a manager like Sir Alex.