MANCHESTER UNITED still have five of the world's top 100 most valuable players despite a shambolic campaign…one more than the four in Arsenal's squad.
The Red Devils endured a thoroughly disappointing 2021/22 season, finishing sixth in the Premier League table – 11 points behind Arsenal.
They also failed to secure any silverware, meaning it is now five years since their last trophy.
However, their squad is still oozing with individual talent.
And this is illustrated by the club's presence in the CIES Football Observatory's list of the top 100 most valuable players in the world.
Jadon Sancho is the Man Utd player highest up on the list which is topped by Kylian Mbappe.
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The former Borussia Dortmund star sits in 13th place with a value of £88.1million.
That is despite a somewhat underwhelming first season at Old Trafford.
Next up is Bruno Fernandes in 17th position at £83.5m, before a jump down to Mason Greenwood in 29th at £69.3m.
Greenwood was a highly-rated English prospect but has not played since allegations that he raped and assaulted a woman.
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Midfielder Scott McTominay is the next United player in the top 100. He sits in 53rd at £57.6m.
The fifth and final Red Devil in the list is captain Harry Maguire who is valued at £44.4m – a price good enough to see him slot into 91st place. This is despite his very poor season for United.
Meanwhile, Arsenal only have four players in the top 100.
Bukayo Saka is the priciest of them all at £85.4m – a value which sees him slot in two spots below Sancho in 15th.
Then comes Emile Smith-Rowe down in 62nd position at £53.1m, followed by Martin Odegaard in 75th at £49.2m.
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And the final Gunners player to make it into the list is keeper Aaron Ramsdale – who squeezes into the top 100 in 94th at £43.6m.
Elsewhere at the top of the list, propping up the top 10 behind Mbappe is Vinicius Junior, Erling Haaland, Pedri, Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Frenkie de Jong, Luis Diaz, Ruben Dias and Ferran Torres.
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