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Liverpool's lesson to United, is bigger than buying players

Liverpool has outclassed rivals Manchester United over the last 10 years, and not only from a football perspective. 

Liverpool's success came with United's downfall.
Liverpool's success came with United's downfall.

Manchester United are one of the thirteen English clubs in the top 20 list for the biggest negative net transfer spending in the last 10 years. Manchester United have posted the biggest transfer loss in Europe’s five major leagues over the past decade with a net spend of over €1 billion.

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Liverpool has enjoyed massive success over the last years with manager Jurgen Klopp. The German boss has revitalized Liverpool since he took the helm in 2015, winning six titles, besides losing two Champions League finals to Real Madrid.

United picked up their last Premier League title in 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson, and have only won three major trophies since. A study published by the Football Observatory has exposed their poor performance in the transfer market over the past 10 years as they sit top of the list for the highest negative net spending.

United have spent €1.5 billion on new players between 2012 and the present day. Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona boast the highest spending, all of whom have won five or more domestic titles compared to United's one success.

What does the future hold for Manchester United?

There’s a new hope in Old Trafford as the club managed to get Dutch manager Erik ten Hag on board with the new project. Now United must be careful as to how they spend their budget. Poor signings have paved the way for the club’s misfortunes and the upcoming transfer window will proof fundamental for the future. 

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Wilian Estrella

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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