Despite working under tight financial fair play constraints this summer, Ten Hag has been able to continue rebuilding his squad this summer, and has welcomed some key, big-money arrivals to the squad, including midfielder Mason Mount, goalkeeper Andre Onana, and striker Rasmus Hojlund as the Dutchman looks to take the Red Devils’ to new heights in the new season.
Ten Hag openly expressed his desire to sign a goal-scoring forward ahead of the summer window. A new midfielder and goalkeeper were among his top priorities.
To that end, Rasmus Hojlund, their most expensive signing of the window, joined from Serie A side Atalanta after an impressive breakout season in Italy, where the Danish forward netted ten goals in 34 outings for La Dea last term and is widely regarded one of the most promising young strikers in Europe.
Mason Mount left Chelsea in favour of a move to Old Trafford in a highly controversial transfer worth up to £60 million ($76m), including add-ons. The Red Devils then sealed another big-money capture of Cameroonian ball-playing goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan as an upgrade on departed David de Gea. Veteran centre-back Jonny Evans has also returned to the club on a short-term contract.
Key defensive midfield target Sofyan Amrabat completed a dramatic deadline day move to Old Trafford in a loan with option to buy deal. The Red Devils are set to pay a loan fee of around £8.5m, and have the option to sign the player outright for an additional £17.1m upon the expiration of his loan.
Elsewhere, goalkeeper Altay Bayindir and Sergio Reguilon (on loan from Tottenham) have both completed their moves to join the club earlier on deadline day.
After five years at the club, midfielder Fred left for Fenerbahce, while left-back Alex Telles finalised a permanent switch to Al-Nassr. A permanent move was also agreed for academy graduate Anthony Elanga to transfer to Nottingham Forest, which brough in a sizable sum of money. Meanwhile, La Liga side Getafe secured the loan signing of Mason Greenwood on deadline day.
All in all, United have sold over £50m worth of talent this past summer and have managed to offload a lot of fringe players who were likely on pretty big wages.
|Anthony Elanga||Sweden||Nottingham Forest||£15.00m|
|Dean Henderson||England||Crystal Palace||£15.00m|
|Matej Kovar||Czech Republic||Bayer Leverkusen||£4.27m|
|Teden Mengi||England/Angola||Luton Town||Undisclosed|
|David de Gea||Spain||Without club||Free|
|Marcel Sabitzer||Austria||Bayern Munich||End of Loan|
|Wout Weghorst||Netherlands||Burnley||End of Loan|
|Jack Butland||England||Crystal Palace||End of Loan|
|Andre Onana||Cameroon||Inter Milan||£45.00m|
|Sergio Reguilon||Spain||Tottenham Hotspur||Loan|
|Jonny Evans||Northern Ireland||Leicester||Free|
|Alex Telles||Brazilian||Sevilla||End of Loan|
|Eric Bailly||Ivory Coast||Marseille||End of Loan|
|Matej Kovar||Czech Republic||Sparta Prague||End of loan|
Bayern Munich star Benjamin Pavard has been reportedly attracted to United for a potential summer move. The two clubs are yet to reach an agreement over a transfer, with the player being eager to leave the Bundesliga club.
The Red Devils are currently in a race to sign Ryan Gravenberch amid Liverpool’s interest.
United are reportedly unwilling to succumb to excessive demands for a deal involving Eintracht Frankfurt forward Randal Kolo Muani. The Bundesliga club are said to be asking for £86 million for the player, as per The Sun.
Another report from Fichajes claims the club could need to cash on €50m to get the signature of Bayer Leverkusen wingback Jeremie Frimpong.
Scott McTominay could also be on his way away from the club, with Newcastle United showing interest in him. Football Insider reports that the Scottish star would be open for a new challenge in search of a regular football.
The club defender Harry Maguire is now longer United’s captain and has been reportedly linked with a move to Real Madrid after the latest news regarding Éder Militão’s potential long-term absence.
United’s long-term absentee Mason Greenwood will not return to the first-team squad as the club have decided to let him leave. Goalkeeper Dean Henderson is also on his way out as Crytal Palace lead the race to sign him amid Nottingham For
Manchester United players with contracts expiring in 2023
Manchester United have nine players whose contract expires in 2023, seven of them have an option for a further year. United are yet to sign new deals with the club stars Marcus Rashford, Diogo Dalot, Fred and David de Gea.
The club have officially confirmed the list of the players who will definitely part ways with the Red Devils and leave this summer: Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe, Ethan Galbraith, Di’Shon Bernard, Eric Hanbury, Charlie Wellens and Manni Norkett.
Following the latest errors that could cost United their spot in the Premier League top-four, De Gea didn’t sign a new deal with the club and left Old Trafford as a free agent.
United, though, could activate the one-year option deal for goalkeeper Tom Heaton, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future is unclear at the club.
Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay, meanwhile, could be on their way away from the club. According to the report from talkSPORT, United are ready to allow the duo leave the team but not until the summer.