Louis van Gaal's crazy summer of transfers in numbers

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Monday 01 September 2014 12:20
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With the loan signing of Radamel Falcao for a fee reported to be £9m, Louis van Gaal's summer transfer spending at Manchester United has reached £158m.

That number brings the Dutchman's net spend record to just £65m less than that spent in Sir Alex Ferguson's 21 seasons in the Premier League and £16m short of Jose Mourinho's transfer spending at Chelsea.

That makes him the 6th highest spending manager in Premier League history:

If Van Gaal emulates Sir Alex Ferguson and stays at the helm of Manchester United for 21 years, and continues this rate of spending, his total transfer outlay would be:

But United fans must be left thinking... signing an array of world class attacking players is all well and good, but what about a midfield or defence? Maybe this is what Van Gaal meant by 3-5-2...

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