Man United In’s and Out’s Up To and Including Transfer Deadline Day

Man United In’s and Out’s Up To and Including Transfer Deadline Day

So once the appointment of Jose Mourinho was confirmed at Old Trafford, the new boss moved quickly to secure his top transfer targets. Within the first available weeks of the window, Mourinho backed by his board managed to secure his top 4 incoming targets of:


Midfielder Paul Pogba – from Juventus for £89m

Forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic – free from PSG on a bosman

Defender Eric Bailly – from Villarreal for £30m

Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan – from Borussia Dortmund for £26.3m

One more signing is rumoured to be a possibility but there is no rumour as to who it might be or if an additional is really needed at Old Trafford where Jose seems very content with his squad especially given their 3 game unbeaten start in the League.

On the flip side of the coin Mourinho has worked decisively and efficiently to assess which young prospects should stay with the club, those who need to go out on loan to develop and get game time and those players who need a new club to further their career. The following players on their way out of OT either permanently of temporarily:


Goalkeeper Victor Valdes – to Middlesbrough for free

Forward Adnan Januzaj – to Sunderland on season long loan

Midfielder Nick Powell – to Wigan for free

Defender Tyler Reid – to Swansea for undisclosed fee -permanent deal

Midfielder Oliver Rathbone – to Rochdale for free

Midfielder Joe Rothwell – to Oxford for free

Goalkeeper George Dorrington – to Huddersfield for free

Forward Ashley Fletcher – to West Ham for free

Defender Guillermo Varela – to Eintracht Frankfurt on season long loan

Defender Paddy McNair – to Sunderland for £2.75m

Defender Donald Love – to Sunderland for £2.75m

Defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson – to Wolves on season long loan

Forward James Wilson – to Derby on season long loan

Defender Tyler Blackett – to Reading on season long loan

Forward Andreas Pereira – Granada on season long loan

Forward Will Keane – to Hull for £3m

So at the time of writing of 17:45 on Wednesday August 31st this was the complete list of incoming and out-going transfers at Manchester United Football Club for the 2016-17 season as correlated according to Sky Sports.

Who knows, by the time the window shuts in the UK at 11pm tonight United may have added another name but it seems unlikely as Jose looks to have had a very productive and organised transfer campaign this summer and we can hope he is able reap a good season from this exciting looking squad.