Manchester United have been a little busier in January 2023 than in January 2022, when the club did not sign a single player.
Back in January 2020 the club signed Bruno Fernandes, which made a major difference to the club’s season. In January 2021 the only big piece of business was Amad’s transfer being finalised.
Last year the club had an interim manager. This time around permanent boss Erik ten Hag stated his desire to bring in new signings at the start of the month.
He told the club website: “I do research on every opportunity that comes. We do everything we can if that opportunity will be there.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit heightened the need for a new striker, and Christian Eriksen’s late injury led to a last minute midfielder chase. There was other business too, and sales, loans, recalls, and academy moves. You can read a complete overview of all deals below, which has been constantly updated through the transfer window…
Confirmed transfers in
Jack Butland has signed for United on loan until the rest of the season. He will wear the number 31 shirt.
Wout Weghorst has joined on loan for a £2.5 million fee, the club have confirmed. He will wear the number 27 shirt.
Marcel Sabitzer has signed for Manchester United on loan for the rest of the season, the club confirmed.
Confirmed transfers out
Cristiano Ronaldo (Released) Signed with Al Nassr
Martin Dubravka (Recalled by Newcastle)
Charlie Wellens has been recalled from his loan at Oldham Athletic, report The MEN.
Shola Shoretire has signed on loan for Bolton Wanderers for the rest of the season, the club confirmed.
Charlie Savage is set to join Forest Green Rovers on loan for the rest of the season, the club confirmed
Ondrej Mastny has signed for Northern Irish side Portadown FC for the rest of the season, United confirmed.
Charlie McNeill has joined Newport County on loan for the rest of the season, the club confirmed.
Dishon Bernard has signed on loan for Portsmouth, United confirmed.
Axel Tuanzebe has signed on loan with Stoke City for the rest of the season, United announced.
Maxi Oyedele, Joe Hugill and Sonny Aljofree have joined Altrincham on a work experience loans. They remain eligible to play for United’s under-21 side and train at Carrington, as well as playing for the non-league side on matchdays.
Tom Wooster has joined non-league Ramsbottom United on loan for the rest of the season.
United have agreed to sign Cardiff City youngster Gabriele Biancheri, report The Athletic.