Ed Woodward has resigned as Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman but will leave behind some legacy at the club.

Whether for good or bad, one thing can’t be doubted, Woodward spent a lot of cash during his stint as United’s top dog.

Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes are among Man United’s biggest signings
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The top ten most expensive signings in the Red Devils’ long history all came during Woodward’s troubled tenure.

From flops like Angel Di Maria to success stories like Bruno Fernandes, those ten players were signed for initial fees totalling more than £560MILLION.

Paul Pogba, the focus of much criticism and debate during Woodward’s time, remains the Premier League’s most expensive signing, having rejoined United from Juventus in 2016 for just shy of £90million.

Eight of the ten signings remain at the club meaning Woodward’s affect will stay at Old Trafford for a good while after he’s finally gone at the end of 2021.

Here who Woodward splashed the cash on…

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10. Anthony Martial – Monaco, £36m, September 2015

Anthony Martial joined Man United as a 19-year-old
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9. Juan Mata – Chelsea, £37m, January 2014

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8. Nemanja Matic – Chelsea, £40m, July 2017

Matic was signed for big money
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7. Fred – Shakhtar Donetsk, £47m, June 2018

Fred has had a hit and miss Man United career

6. Bruno Fernandes – Sporting CP, £47m, January 2020

Fernandes has been one of Man United’s top signings

5. Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Crystal Palace, £50m, June 2019

Wan-Bissaka is one of the first names on the team sheet for Manchester United
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4. Angel Di Maria – Real Madrid, £60m, August 2014

Angel Di Maria was a Premier League flop with Manchester United
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3. Romelu Lukaku – Everton, £75m, July 2017

Lukaku joined and left Man United for big money
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2. Harry Maguire – Leicester City, £80m, August 2019

Harry Maguire has struggled at times at Man United but has been handed the captaincy
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1. Paul Pogba – Juventus, £89million, August 2016

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