Manchester United’s five best signings in the last decade

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Manchester United have made a strong start to the summer transfer window by signing Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund, who has been a long-term priority for the club.

Manchester United has made some fascinating moves between 2011 and 2021. They’ve spent a lot of money on great names like Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, and Bastian Schweinsteiger, but to little avail. There have, however, been some wise decisions made.
A club of Manchester United’s size should be more savvy in the market. They’ve realized that in recent years, particularly under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s leadership, they’ve worked on enhancing the roster by recruiting young players who can improve over time.

Manchester United’s five best signings in the recent decade are examined.

Harry Maguire is number five.

Manchester United v Southampton - Premier League*
Premier League* match between Manchester United and Southampton

Manchester United raised eyebrows when they paid £78.3 million to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester City in 2019, becoming him the world’s most expensive centre-back.

Maguire, on the other hand, has shown to be a wise signing. Since joining Manchester United, the England international has impressed with his passing ability and incredible fitness levels, appearing in practically every game.

The 28-year-old is now Manchester United’s captain and had a fantastic Euro 2020 campaign. Maguire was severely missed in the UEFA Europa League final last season, which he was unable to participate in due to injury. Villarreal defeated Manchester United on penalties in that match.

Luke Shaw is ranked fourth.

Granada CF v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: Leg One
Leg One of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final between Granada CF and Manchester United

Luke Shaw’s meteoric rise has been fascinating to watch. Shaw deserved to be where he is now, having gone from being a much-maligned player under Jose Mourinho to being one of the top left-backs in the world under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Shaw joined Manchester United from Southampton in 2014 for a fee of around £34 million. Shaw suffered a horrific injury in a Champions League game in 2015, putting him out for a considerable period of time after a great start to his Manchester United career.

Former boss Jose Mourinho was harsh on the England international, but he has flourished under Solskjaer. Shaw has 186 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions, scoring three goals and supplying 17 assists. He scored for England in the Euro 2020 final.

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