Manchester United was without a question one of the more active teams throughout the summer transfer season.
The Old Trafford club is serious about competing for the Premier League crown and the Champions League, and as a result, significant investment has been made in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team in recent months.
So, during the course of the summer transfer season, which players have arrived and which players have been sold?
What players has Manchester United signed for the upcoming season 2021-22?
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund): £76.5 million
Raphael Varane (Real Madrid): £36 million
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus): £13.5 million
Aston Villa’s Tom Heaton is available on a free transfer.
Paul McShane: Rochdale, undisclosed
Man United began off their summer window with the high-profile acquisition of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
The England international was not just a long-term objective for the Premier League giants, but he also arrived as a proven talent in an area of the pitch where Man Utd has gone through a lot of players who haven’t quite lived up to the responsibility of stepping up when it counts.
Another area that Manchester United needed to improve in the summer was center defense, where Harry Maguire had to make due with subpar defensive colleagues for a long time.
To address this, United rushed in for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane and were able to purchase him for a bargain £36 million owing to his contract ending.
Following the summer departures of Sergio Romeo and Andreas Periera, Manchester United needed to find a new third or fourth-choice goalkeeper.
As a result, Tom Heaton’s Aston Villa contract was about to expire, and he decided to join the club on a free transfer.
But Cristiano Ronaldo, who had spent the whole summer being associated with just about every big club, was the cherry on top of the summer cake.
However, Ronaldo was linked with a deadline-day move to Manchester City, only for the story to suddenly alter on the day, with the Portugal star instead announcing his return to Manchester United.
In 2021-22, which Manchester United players have been sold?
Leeds United will pay £26.2 million for Daniel James.
Oldham Athletic paid an undisclosed sum for Oliver Kilner.
Johan Guadagno: To Copenhagen, an undisclosed price.
Charlie McCann received an undisclosed amount from the Rangers.
Sergio Romero has been released from his contract.
Joel Pereira has been granted a free transfer.
Jacob Carney has been granted a free transfer.
Mark Helm has been released on a no-strings-attached basis.
Iestyn Hughes is now available for free transfer.
Arnau Puigmal has been given a free transfer.
Max Taylor has been granted a free transfer.
Aliou Traore has been granted a free transfer.
It was unavoidable that Man United would have to cut one of their back-up attackers after the acquisition of Ronaldo.
While Jesse Lingard had been linked with a transfer away from Old Trafford throughout the summer, it was Daniel James who left when Leeds United offered a lucrative deal for the Wales international.
Minor players and those sent out on loan were among the other players who left throughout the summer.
In 2021-22, which Manchester United players have been loaned out?
Mansfield Town has signed Nathan Bishop.
St Johnstone has signed Reece Devine.
Birmingham City welcomes Tahith Chong.
Will go to Stockport County to fish.
Di’Shon Bernard has been sent to Hull City.
Alaves to Facundo Pellistri
Aston Villa has signed Axel Tuanzebe.
Doncaster Rovers have signed Ethan Galbraith.
Swansea City welcomes Ethan Laird.
Dundee United has signed Dylan Levitt.
Andreas Pereira has been sent to Flamengo.
Nottingham Forest has signed James Garner.
Brandon Williams has signed a contract with Norwich City.
Salford City has signed D’Mani Mellor.