The Premier League has revealed clubs paid £70.6million to agents from October 2008 to September 2009.

Whilst other teams in the top four have wasted millions on agents’ wages, it’s fairly refreshing to see United come so low down.

1. Manchester City – £12,874,283
2. Chelsea – £9,562,223
3. Liverpool – £6,657,305
4. Tottenham – £6,066,935
5. Wigan – £5,527,548
6. Arsenal – £4,760,241
7. West Ham – £3,576,972
8. Portsmouth – £3,184,725
9. Bolton – £3,166,611
10. Everton – £2,008,407
11. Sunderland – £2,007,040
12. Aston Villa – £1,708,374
13. Blackburn – £1,610,885
14. Hull – £1,599,188
15. Manchester United – £1,517,393
16. Fulham – £1,469,258
17. Wolves – £1,235,703
18. Birmingham – £974,982
19. Stoke – £716,042
20. Burnley – £468,398

Within our first team squad we have so many home grown talents, including the likes of Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Wes Brown, Darren Fletcher, John O’Shea, Jonny Evans, Darron Gibson and Danny Welbeck, far more than any other top club, with some of them not having any agent at all and others relying on family members to negotiate their new deals. This could go some way to explaining why our agent fees are extraordinarily low.

Plus Sir Alex Ferguson’s strong dislike of the impact of agents on the game probably doesn’t help!




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