Manchester United have, in recent seasons, spent some ridiculous money in acquiring top players for their midfield, so today we take a closer look at the 10 most expensive midfielders the Red Devils have purchased.
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According to Transfermarkt, Spanish international Juan Mata is United's most expensive midfielder ever. The former Chelsea star cost the club €44.7 million (R758 million) in 2013.
In second place is former Argentina and Lazio playmaker Juan Sebastian Veron. The Argentine cost the club €42.6 million (R722 million).
Third spot goes to Ander Herrera; the Spaniard joined the club last season for €36 million (R610 million) and has been fighting ever since to become a first-team regular.
Dutchman Memphis Depay and Frenchman Morgan Schneiderlin are the two stars who find themselves in fourth and fifth positions. Schneiderlin cost United €35 million (R593 million), while Depay was bought for €34 million (R576 million).
Tied for sixth place is Belgian Marouane Fellaini and Brazilian middle man Anderson. The pair cost the Old Trafford side €32 million (R542 million) each.
In eighth spot is Manchester United stalwart Michael Carrick. The England international arrived from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006 and cost Sir Alex Ferguson €27 million (R458 million).
In at ninth and 10th are former Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves and former Aston Villa wide man Ashley Young. Hargreaves only lasted a few seasons at the club due to his many injuries, while Young, who is still at Old Trafford, is considered to be a fringe player.
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