Thursday, June 21, 2007

Best Premiership vistory

As already discussed by Andy C we must consider which of Manchester United's premiership victories was the best. An interesting article in the Grauniad gives us statistics on how much each club that won the Premiership spent in the preceding Summer. As you can see below, in 95-96 United spent nothing. In fact they sold Paul Ince, Mark Hughes and Andrei Kanchelskis and still won. This year was a triumph, but that was the most impressive.

Season Champions Spent  Players Bought
1995-96 Manchester United 0
1992-93 Manchester United £1.1m Pat McGibbon, Dion Dublin
1999-2000 Manchester United £1.5m Quinton Fortune
2003-04 Arsenal £2.5m Cesc Fábregas, Phillipe Senderos, Jens Lehmann , Gaël Clichy
1993-94 Manchester United £3.75m Roy Keane
1994-95 Blackburn £5.3m Chris Sutton, Robbie Slater
1996-97 Manchester United £7.5m Raimond van der Gouw, Ronny Johnsen, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Karel Poborsky, Jordi Cruyff
2000-01 Manchester United £7.8m Fabien Barthez
1997-98 Arsenal £14.55m Alex Manninger, Manu Petit, Giles Grimandi, Luis Boa Morte, Alberto Mendez, Marc Overmars, Lee Canoville, Christopher Wreh
2006-07 Manchester United £18.6m Michael Carrick
2001-02 Arsenal £22.25m Francis Jeffers, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Sol Campbell, Richard Wright
1998-99 Manchester United £27.75m Jaap Stam, Jesper Blomqvist, Dwight Yorke
2002-03 Manchester United £30m Rio Ferdinand
2005-06 Chelsea £53.4m Asier del Horno, Scott Sinclair, Lassana Diarra, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Michael Essien
2004-05 Chelsea £89.05m Petr Cech, Arjen Robben, Paulo Ferreira, Mateja Kezman, Didier Drogba, Tiago, Ricardo Carvalho

1 comment:

  1. Interesting.

    Arsenal won the title despite having Jeffers in the squad.