Pep Guardiola’s side are the highest transfer spenders in world football having amassed an enormous £1.38bn transfer outlay since 2012, while United are the fourth highest with £1.24bn.
City broke the bank to make Jack Grealish the Premier League ’s first ever £100m signing, when they signed him from Aston Villa in this summer’s transfer window.
City’s total spending means they have recorded an average outlay of £138m per season in the last decade, according to Transfermarkt.
Despite having to operate under a transfer bar in the 2019-20 season, Chelsea are a very close second in the total spending having splashed out £1.33bn on 342 arrivals in the last ten years.
Their £98m acquisition of Romelu Lukaku was not only their record transfer by quite some distance, but it was also the second most expensive transfer in Premier League history.