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4. Dimitar Berbatov £30.75m (2008) – Click right to see Manchester United’s most expensive signings… – Having proved himself in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur, Sir Alex Ferguson decided to prise the languid Bulgarian from Spurs grasp. His calm nature, compared with Wayne Rooneys fiery attitude, Carlos Tevezs work ethic and Cristiano Ronaldos all-round ability gave Fergie the capability to rotate his strike forward line and tailor it to his opponents. Over four years he helped the Red Devils land two Premier League titles and shared the Golden Boot award with Tevez in 2011. 1. Angel di Maria £59.7m (2014) – Champions League winner and World Cup finalist, the only way was up for Argentine star Di Maria – until he joined Manchester United for a British record fee. After an initially promising start, the 27-year-old struggled with injuries and poor form culminating in a red card in the Red Devils FA Cup defeat to Arsenal. Hell have to improve next year if he is to live up to his huge transfer fee. 2. Juan Mata £37.1m (2014) – Click right to see Manchester United’s most expensive signings… – In desperate need of new personnel back in 2014, David Moyes turned to out of favour Chelsea midfielder Mata to boost his Red Devils squad. The Spaniard, a fans’ favourite at Stamford Bridge, could only do so much though and wasnt able to stop the Scotsmans inevitable departure. He took time to get going in his first full campaign too but ended with 10 goals in 35 appearances under Louis van Gaals stewardship. 5. Luke Shaw £30m (2014) – Click right to see Manchester United’s four most expensive signings… – The most expensive teenager in the world, Shaw joined the Red Devils after a sensational first Premier League season with Southampton. His marauding charges down the left flank caught the eye and persuaded Man United to part with a sizeable sum for his services. Lack of fitness at the start of his time at the club irritated Louis van Gaal and injuries have not helped his cause but the Dutchman did reveal he has faith in the 19-year-old to succeed at Old Trafford. The original fee is thought to be £27m but will surpass this as he makes more appearances for the club. 5 It’s likely Manchester United will once again have a significant facelift this summer as Louis van Gaal makes his mark on the club.The Dutchman made more than £120million worth of signings last year, bringing in seven players to Old Trafford, who helped fire them to a fourth place finish.Having qualified for the Champions League again Van Gaal will want to add depth to his squad, which had to use several youngsters, like James Wilson, Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair.And they might need to break the bank to land some of their transfer targets in the coming months given the nature of the players they’ll be looking at.But who are Manchester United’s most expensive signings ever? talkSPORT leafs through the annals.Click the right arrow above to find out… 3. Rio Ferdinand £34m (2002) – Click right to see Manchester United’s most expensive signings… – In July 2002, after a two-season stint at Leeds United, Ferdinand became the most expensive British footballer in history as Sir Alex Ferguson snapped him up. Originally thought to be a £30m signing, Man United eventually paid £34m for the defender as they reached a deal with Leeds to pay extra for add-ons early, saving them money and helping the financially stricken Whites. No matter the fee, he was worth every penny. In the 12 seasons he spent at Old Trafford, he won six Premier League titles, three League Cups and one Champions League. He is now retired after spending one season with Queens Park Rangers. 5 5 5 5
Share on Messenger Share via Email Read more France-Galop, which runs the sport in France and manages Longchamp, responded on Thursday by announcing a large-scale survey of those who had bought their tickets online, with the aim of learning the extent of the problems and starting work on improvements. Olivier Delloye, the chief executive of France-Galop, spoke of the importance of visitors from Britain and Ireland, praised their contribution to the event’s atmosphere over many years and promised a better experience.“I have read everything and listened to the feedback,” Delloye said. “I’m sorry some of our British friends left ParisLongchamp disappointed or upset by the experience.“The Arc has always been a big day, thanks to the huge participation of the British and Irish racing fans. They bring their passion and enthusiasm. It is our duty to treat them as well as possible. The ruling body of French racing has promised to improve facilities at Longchamp before the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe next year, so as to avoid or at least reduce the problems encountered by racegoers on Sunday.On the day Enable beat Sea Of Class in a thrilling finish to Europe’s premier Flat race, there were many reports of long queues for food, drink, toilets and betting outlets as the Arc returned to Longchamp, where a new £110m grandstand was opened in the spring. Was this helpful? Share on LinkedIn Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Show Read more Hide Horse racing Share on WhatsApp “I always think that this weekend is the start of each jumps season,” said Paul Nicholls, the 10-times champion jumps trainer. “I’ll have four or five to run each day, as long as they get the rain. But it’s been a bit of a nightmare getting them ready, because of the dry weather. We haven’t done any schooling on grass and I don’t think anyone has.”The jockeys Silvestre de Sousa and Danny Tudhope have been ruled out of British Champions Day at Ascot next week, the result of totting-up bans for repeatedly breaking whip rules. French racing hit by low Longchamp crowd for Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. 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Reuse this content Horse racing tips Newton Abbot 1.40 Crooks Peak 2.15 Benatar 2.50 Timeforben 3.25 Maria’s Benefit 4.00 Western Sunrise (nap) 4.35 Moving In Style (nb) 5.10 WinningseverythingNewmarket 1.50 Well Done Fox 2.25 Frosty 3.00 Limato 3.35 Shambolic 4.10 Rock Eagle 4.45 Mary Somerville 5.20 Queen Power 5.55 Dance LegendYork 2.05 Three Card Trick 2.40 Chatez 3.15 Angel Alexander 3.50 Surya 4.25 East Street Revue 5.00 Mardle 5.35 TresorierWolverhampton 5.45 Silently 6.15 Capla Gilda 6.45 Another Angel 7.15 Charlie D 7.45 Jersey Wonder 8.15 Cashel 8.45 Mirbat 9.15 Admirable ArtTips by Chris Cook Topics news Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Thank you for your feedback. Share on Pinterest “We have clearly identified the weaknesses of our set-up (lack of bars, betting areas and toilets) and we will make everything possible to be top class next year. It takes a bit of time to get new facilities up to cruising speed. Major UK racetracks have been through the same experience.”The two-day Arc fixture was hailed as a great commercial success in a statement posted on the website of France-Galop, which reported total revenues of €2m, said to be four times the equivalent figure for previous years, the result of abandoning a policy of unusually low ticket prices. Betting turnover on the day in France was reported at €24.4m, while punters in Japan apparently wagered €19m on the card.Britain’s jump racing community is hoping a forecast for plenty of rain in the south-west proves accurate, with Chepstow’s ground unusually dry before its traditionally informative two-day fixture this weekend. The going at the Welsh track is good to firm in places but Libby O’Flaherty, clerk of the course, said it will be on the soft side of good if the expected rain arrives, with 10mm being at the lower end of the forecast range for Friday. Talking Horses: Longchamp had an opportunity, it delivered a shambles Share on Twitter Quick guide Racing tips for Friday 12 October