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Think the Super Bowl is expensive? Today's soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City of the English Premier League may have had the honor of being the richest sporting event on the planet. According to the Wall Street Journal if you add up the players on the field and on the two benches in the Manchester Derby, they totaled approximately $850 million to acquire. Compare that to U.S. teams like the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox (approximately $380 million) or the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins (around $350 million). And this isn't even the most expensive of all possible matches. Next month when Manchester City and Chelsea square off that's a total of $900 million.