Manchester United’s record transfer sales

You can probably guess who leads the list of record transfer sales for Manchester United.

The list of outgoing transfers from Manchester United is predictably star-studded – and it’s headed up by one Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo spent six years honing his craft at Old Trafford before Real Madrid came calling in the summer of 2009.

The transition of the Portuguese star from Red Devil to Galactico cost the La Liga giants a record £84.6million and the rest, as they say, is football history.

He isn’t the only big money footballer offloaded overseas, with Romelu Lukaku heading to Inter Milan for £66.6m and Argentinian flop Angel Di Maria farmed out to Paris Saint-Germain after one sorry season for £56.7m.

We promised you star-studded and it doesn’t get any more flash than our next departure.

David Beckham was a fashion icon as well as a sweet striker of the ball, something which may well have encouraged legendary boss Alex Ferguson to flog him to Real Madrid for £33.75m in 2004.

Altogether less glamorous, albeit for a similar fee, was the January 2018 transfer window exit of Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez.

And we’ll leave you with a golden oldie in the form of Jaap Stam.

The terrifying Dutch defender left Manchester United for Italian club Lazio in 2002 for a shade over £23m.

This article was initially published at extratime.media

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