Manchester United needed a big transfer window this summer, and while it could have been even better it was a really solid window.
The window saw Erik ten Hag‘s side strengthen multiple positions which desperately needed attention.
It also saw a partial clear-out which was also necessary for the club’s progression.
In total seven new first-team faces arrived at the club which has resulted in a now drastically over-hauled team compared with the one inherited by the Dutchman.
In terms of sales, United did manage to see several necessary departures occur.
But despite this there definitely could have been more sales at Old Trafford.
United’s net spend this summer worked out at £110million which places it right in the middle of our predicted £100m – £120m budget.
Here is our verdict and grades on what was a busy summer at Manchester United.
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Manchester United’s incomings 2023 graded
The window began in a really encouraging manner, with both Mason Mount and Andre Onana arriving early.
However we then waited an extra month to bring Rasmus Hojlund to the club with that deal being completed in early August.
It then wasn’t until deadline day that we saw more action.
Altay Bayindir, Sergio Regulion, Jonny Evans and Sofyan Amrabat all being confirmed on Friday.
Bayindir joined the club on a four year deal, with Evans here for this season at least after arriving for free.
Regulion is a loan and could even find himself heading back to Spurs in January.
While Amrabat who we actually think could be the star of the window, is here for the season on-loan however we do have an obligation to buy.
All-in-all this was a very solid window in terms of incomings, but if we had brought in maybe a Jean-Clair Todibo, it could have been a 10/10.
(Mason Mount 7; Andre Onana 9; Rasmus Hojlund 8; Altay Bayindir 7; Jonny Evans 6; Sergio Reguilon 5; Sofyan Amrabat 9)
Manchester United’s outgoings 2023 graded
In total Manchester United saw 13 players walk out the doors, with 10 being on a permanent basis.
The top sales saw two academy graduates, Dean Henderson and Anthony Elanga both depart the club for Premier League football. Both commanded a fee of around £15million, with various add-ons presumed.
Fred was another name sold, as he joined Turkish side Fenerbahce for a fee of around £12.9m. Matej Kovar was also sold for a fee reported to be £7m, as fellow academy graduates Zidane Iqbal and Teden Mengi also left permanently; Iqbal to Utrecht and Mengi to Luton.
While Alex Telles headed to Al-Nassr for a fee of just until £4m.
All these deals were added on-top of the free-transfer departures of David de Gea, Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe.
Mason Greenwood was sent out on loan to La Liga side Getafe, while Alvaro Fernandez joined Granada for the season. Brandon Williams is on loan at Ipswich Town for this season too.
The sales were better than we have come to see in recent years, however it could have been far better had the Harry Maguire deal not fallen through. Also if we had managed to receive higher figures for some players who definitely had the value to command more.
A strong clear-out however, with various youngsters who weren’t ever going to reach the level required being sold to make space for the next generation.
(Dean Henderson 7; Anthony Elanga 6; Fred 7; Matej Kovar 8; Alex Telles 7; Zidane Iqbal 3; Teden Mengi 6; Brandon Williams 8; Alvaro Fernandez 7; Mason Greenwood 6; David De Gea 8; Axel Tuanzebe 8; Phil Jones 10)
Overall verdict: 7/10