Manchester United splashed the cash over the summer, but it looks as though they're likely to recoup some of their £150 million outlay from an unlikely source.
Plans are being drawn up to give some of the fines paid by the likes of Manchester City and PSG under UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules to clubs who qualified for European competitions last season.
That means Manchester United, along with the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal, will be handed over £200,000 each straight from their rivals' pocket.
Manchester City were forced to hand over around £50 million because of their outlandish spending in the transfer market, while they have had their future spending limited and had their Champions League squad numbers restricted. A similar punishment has been handed to PSG.
Although Manchester United are not in Europe this season, their participation last season means they will benefit from Manchester City's cash.
The chairman of the European Club Association, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, said: “It was an agreement between Uefa and the clubs that it was money belonging to the clubs.”
It's all been about the money at Old Trafford this week, with the much maligned Ed Woodward revealing that the club generated over £430 million in revenue last year. He also revealed that £5 million was paid to former boss David Moyes and members of his coaching staff upon his departure from the club.
Despite the eye-catching headlines, Woodward did reveal that results won't be as strong next time around because they didn't qualify for the Champions League, which could set them back up to £50 million, plus their wage bill will increase dramatically because of their summer spending.
No less than four new summer arrivals will make their debuts for Manchester United this weekend - Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Radamel Falcao are all likely to start against QPR.
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