Where Man Utd and Man City rank in surprising Premier League net spend table against Newcastle and rivals
Manchester United and Manchester City are both big spenders but where do they come out against the rich owners of Newcastle United and Chelsea?
Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish, Casemiro and Harry Maguire are just some of the big-money buys that have walked through the doors at Manchester United and Manchester City in recent years.
It's fair to say the rivals have adopted the approach that to beat the best, you have to buy the best, but that isn't the case for all Premier League clubs.
Some clubs in the top tier continue to punch above their weight with homegrown players and bargain buys as they upset some world-beaters.
Recent months in the Premier League have proved that both Manchester clubs' splurges are bearing fruit as the talismanic Haaland continues to break records and Casemiro proves a linchpin in Erik ten Hag's side.
For a long time, City owner Sheikh Mansour was unrivalled when it came to wealth in the league but the takeover of Newcastle United in 2021 by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund topped the Sheikh in the Premier League rich list.
Using data from Transfermarkt, we looked at how each club’s net spending compares to their Premier League rivals over the last five seasons.
Manchester United are certainly up there in the big spending list but you might be surprised where Manchester City come out in the rankings.