⏳Heading into new season, who are Man United longest-serving players?
- 9 players in the current squad have been around for four or more years
Antonio Valencia has stayed at the club for 9 years after having been bought from Wigan Athletic for €19m in 2009. He also ranks ninth on the same scale for the entire Premier League.
Chris Smalling has been at Man United for 8 years since his transfer from Fulham in 2010 when Man United paid €8m.
The next two are Phil Jones and Ashley Young, bought respectively from Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa [€20m & €18m] in 2011. They've stayed at Old Trafford for 7 years and a month.
Next up is Jesse Lingard who started to be part of the first team 6 years ago. He's followed by Marouane Fellaini [€32m transfer from Everton in 2013] and Juan Mata [€45m paid to Chelsea in January 2014].
The last two to have entered the fourth year at Man United are Ander Herrera [€36m to Athletic Bilbao in 2014] and Luke Shaw [€37.5m deal with Southampton the same year].
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