Four former Manchester United players would be named in the most expensive Premier League XI if their original transfer fees were adjusted for inflation.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, United have had to keep pace with the times and splash out hefty transfer fees to make marquee signings.
Ferdinand is most expensive United player adjusted for inflation
Sky Sports revealed that an all-time XI for the most expensive Premier League players after inflation would include four names from United.
Rio Ferdinand became the most expensive British record transfer in 2002 after he left Leeds United and completed his blockbuster move to Old Trafford.
If his original fee of £29m was adjusted for inflation, then the legendary former United defender would be worth an eye-watering £199m in today’s market.
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Joining Ferdinand in the most expensive XI from United’s past are Pogba, Angel Di Maria and Juan Sebastian Veron.
The most expensive Premier League XI after adjusting for inflation is posted below, according to Sky Sports.
More Man United players would make the squad
According to Sky Sports, both former and current Man United players would ‘also make the bench.’
Former United players David de Gea, Michael Carrick, Nani and Jaap Stam would all secure a place on the bench for the inflation-adjusted Premier League XI.
Luke Shaw, who arrived at Old Trafford from Southampton for £30m in 2014, is the only current United footballer who would make the bench alongside the aforementioned players.
The second most expensive United player after Ferdinand’s adjusted fee would be Wayne Rooney, who would be worth a staggering £177.4m in today’s money.