Manchester United transfer news RECAP (2023)

Manchester United will face Real Sociedad in the Europa League on Thursday night. United posted a fourth successive Premier League win for the first time since April 2021 with a victory over the table-topping Gunners, meaning confidence remains high in the camp ahead of the start of the group stage fixtures later this week.

United missed out on qualification for the Champions League this season, meaning a good Europa League campaign could result in them returning to Europe's premier club competition next season.

The Reds, who reached the final of the Europa League last year, losing to Villarreal on penalties at the end of the 2020/21 campaign, will be confident of making a winning start to their group stage schedule when they face Real Sociedad on Thursday night.

The win over Arsenal highlighted the progress that they are making under Erik ten Hag and they will be keen to keep that going.

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OPINION - United could unleash new starting XI vs Real Sociedad

Manchester United are in fine form currently having managed four victories on the spin.

The Reds open up their Europa League account on Thursday when they host Real Sociedad.

All eyes are on which team Ten Hag will choose at Old Trafford tomorrow evening.

Read what one of our United writers thinks could happen tomorrow

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Jack Flintham

Where will United finish in comparison to Arsenal

The Reds were good value for their 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Sunday however some still think Mikel Arteta's team will finish above them. Where do you think United will finish?

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Alaba comments on Casemiro move following Kroos criticism

Toni Kroos made the headlines this week after criticising the money players are offered to play in the Premier League.

It could be deemed as a slight dig at his old teammate Casemiro who joined United from Real Madrid this summer - becoming one of their top earners.

Now his former teammate David Alaba has spoken about the Brazilian's move to Old Trafford.

Take a look at what he had to say here.

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United fans send same request to Ten Hag after Ajax victory

Ajax showed no signs of missing Erik ten Hag on Wednesday night as they dispatched of Rangers comfortably at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

Edson Alvarez, Steven Berghuis, Mohammed Kudus and Steven Bergwijn all found the back of the net as the Gers were demolished.

United fans had a very similar, cheeky request for Ten Hag following the Amsterdam club's display.

Take a look at what they had to say here.

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United's Brazilian duo are ready for Real Sociedad

Casemiro could be set to start his first game for United on Thursday night as they kick-off this season's Europa League campaign.

The former Real Madrid man has only featured off the bench so far in all three of his appearances for the club so far.

Ten Hag will be looking to give game time to as many players as possible against Real Sociedad - as both Antony and Casemiro eye-up a place in the Dutchman's starting XI to help them settle into life at the club as quickly as possible.

Matthew Hobkinson

Lisandro Martinez's exceptional aerial record

Much was made of the Argentinian defender's height when he joined United this summer.

Standing at 5ft 9in, he is the shortest centre-back at the club, and in the entire Premier League.

Yet United's player of the month for August has a phenomenal aerial record that may just leave some pundits and rival fans with egg on their face.

Click here to read all about Martinez's dominance in the air.

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Matthew Hobkinson

Alex Telles opens up on United departure

Tyrell Malacia's arrival at United this season has seen Telles depart Old Trafford this summer.

A season-long loan at Sevilla was agreed for the Brazilian defender as he goes in pursuit of more game time.

The 29-year-old has now opened up about his reasons behind the move away from United, which you can read all about right here.

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Matthew Hobkinson

Christian Eriksen doesn't mind the level of competition at United

They say that a little bit of healthy competition at a football club is a good thing.

Eriksen has started every single Premier League game under Erik ten Hag, making a fine start to the season for United so far.

The Dane does not mind the competition that those on the subs bench are providing, describing it as a "good and a strong push" that makes the players fight for their spot.

Thursday night's Europa League match against Real Sociedad should see how strong the level of competition really is, as Ten Hag will no doubt make changes to let those on the fringes get their chance to impress.

Ricky Charlesworth

Chelsea new manager latest

Graham Potter, the Brighton boss, appears to be the favourite for the Chelsea vacancy.

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But Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher doesn't think it would be the correct decision for him to go to Stamford Bridge.

It is a very ruthless club, Chelsea. I'm not exactly sure he is the exact fit. Maybe Chelsea are saying they want to do things differently in the future in terms of having a coach in charge [rather] than a manager.

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Dalot: Competition for places is healthy

@DalotDiogo says competition for places is helping to drive our high standards this season #MUFC || #UEL

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 7, 2022

Ricky Charlesworth

Training squad confirmed

There were a handful of absences from United's training session on Wednesday.

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Ricky Charlesworth

Marcus Rashford's positive mindset

Erik believes @MarcusRashford's positive mindset has had a big part to play in his fine early season form #MUFC || #UEL

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 7, 2022

Ricky Charlesworth

Ten Hag issues Ronaldo update

Speaking earlier, Erik ten Hag touched on the issue of Cristiano Ronaldo's role at the club.

He said:

Maybe I cannot keep all [of the players] happy every game but everyone gets their game-time if they perform well, quite clear.

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Ricky Charlesworth

Latest on Martial

Erik ten Hag has confirmed Anthony Martial will again be missing for United's Europa League opener against Real Socieded on Thursday.

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Yes he's still out, he's progressing but he's not ready to get back into team training.

Ricky Charlesworth

Keeping players happy

Speaking at his press conference today, Erik ten Hag said:

Maybe I can not keep them all happy every game, but everyone gets the game time if they perform well - quite clear. As I've said, we need everyone, we have a lot of games to cover.

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Ricky Charlesworth

Erik ten Hag's terse response to Tuchel sacking

Rather blunt quotes from Erik ten Hag regarding the sacking of Thomas Tuchel.

I feel sorry, but there is nothing I can say.

It's Chelsea, not Man United. It's early in the season, yes.

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Ricky Charlesworth

Why Eric Bailly missed the point

Eric Bailly, who is out on loan at Marseille, accused his parent club of favouring English players in a recent interview.

MEN writer Richard Fay explains why Erik ten Hag dodged a bullet by letting the defender leave temporarily.

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Ricky Charlesworth

Early favourites

Graham Potter is the early bookies' favourite for the Chelsea job.

The Brighton boss is priced at 4/6 with William Hill. Former Tottenham chief Mauricio Pochettino is chalked up at 5/2 with Zinedine Zidane at odds of 5/1.

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Ricky Charlesworth

Chelsea sack Tuchel

A bit of a shock this morning as Chelsea announce they've parted company with Thomas Tuchel.

The Blues lost to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday and the German has clearly paid the price.

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Richard Fay

Amad offered encouragement after Sunderland debut

Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray has challenged youngster Amad to 'bring it' every time he steps onto the pitch for his loan side this season.

“I am excited by the young lads that we paraded on the pitch the other day, last Wednesday," the Sunderland manager said. “Diallo, little clips today. We know he’s sharp, he’s quick, he’s nippy. He has to bring it really. In every football match he gets his opportunity and he will get opportunities.”

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Richard Fay

Hargeaves explains why Bellingham would be perfect for United

Owen Hargreaves believes Jude Bellingham could completely transform United next summer.

“He could turn around a club like Manchester United," he told BT Sport yesterday. "Get them back to the top. He could carry that with his mentality. Perfect midfielder. Can play for any club. Everyone will want him – Chelsea, Liverpool, United.”

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Richard Fay

Jamie Carragher slams Eric Bailly over United comments

Liverpool great Jamie Carragher has slammed Eric Bailly for his comments yesterday.

Richard Fay

Why Phil Jones and Brandon Williams are out of Europa League squad

Erik ten Hag cut Phil Jones and Brandon Williams from his Europa League squad due to their prolonged recovery timescales from injury.

The two defenders were excluded from United's 25-man squad and although Williams is a locally-trained player he no longer qualifies for Uefa's 'B list' as he was born before September 1 2001.

Jones, 30, has not trained with United since players returned for pre-season training on June 27 and Williams, 22, sustained an unspecified injury in early July that has prevented him from figuring under the new United manager.

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Richard Fay

United 'offered' Leandro Paredes in summer window

United were offered the chance to sign Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes this summer, according to a report.

Fabrizio Romano says United were offered the chance to sign Paredes before he joined Juventus, but they opted to pursue other targets instead.

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Richard Fay

United have six injury doubts for Real Sociedad clash

United face Real Sociedad tomorrow night but could be without a host of players for the match.

Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek both missed the weekend's win over Arsenal, while defender Lisandro Martinez limped out of it in the closing stages after a knock.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka was once again missing from the matchday squad, having also missed the win at Leicester last midweek.

Phil Jones, Facundo Pellistri, Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams are also on United’s injury list, though Jones and Williams are ineligble to play in the competition anyway.

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Has Man Utd signed any new players 2022? ›

The summer 2022 transfer window has now closed and it proved to be a busy period for Manchester United's men's team with five new players signed on a permanent basis and a sixth recruit joining on loan, while there were also plenty of departures and temporary exits.

Who is Man Utd new signing? ›

Summer 2020 Signings
Amad DialloAtalantaPermanent
Facundo PellistriPenarolPermanent
Alex TellesPortoPermanent
Donny van de BeekAjaxPermanent
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Who did Man U beat 7-0? ›

During the Premier League season of 1997-98, Manchester United slaughtered their opponents Barnsley with a 7-0 scoreline at Old Trafford.

What is the biggest loss in Manchester United history? ›

Man United's biggest loss of all time is 7-0. They have suffered a 7-0 defeat on three occasions, to Blackburn Rovers on 10 April 1926, to Aston Villa on 27 December 1930 and Wolves on 26 December 1931. These games all represent Man Utd's biggest ever league defeats.

Who is the best Man Utd Player 2022? ›

Who is the best player in Manchester United 2022/2023? Currently the best player at Manchester United is Antony Matheus. His performance index is 98, he scored 3 goals and provided 0 assists. With 9 shots on goal and a conversion rate of 45% he is at the moment 98 in the Premier League.

Who have Man Utd signed 2022 2023? ›

Mason Greenwood signs new deal with Manchester United to 2023.

Who has the best transfer window 2022? ›

The top 20 biggest transfers in Europe in the 2022 summer...
  • 1) Antony. Ajax to Manchester United – £82m (plus £4.3m add-ons) ...
  • 2) Wesley Fofana. Leicester City to Chelsea – £70m (plus £5m add-ons) ...
  • 3) Aurelien Tchouameni. ...
  • 4) Darwin Nunez. ...
  • 5) Casemiro. ...
  • 6) Alexander Isak. ...
  • 7) Matthijs de Ligt. ...
  • 8) Marc Cucurella.
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Who is Man Utd transfer target? ›

Man United will attempt to replace Ronaldo with Bayern Munich's Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. Manchester United are reportedly planning to replace Cristiano Ronaldo with Bayern Munich's soon-to-be-out-of-contract veteran forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

What is the biggest loss in football history? ›

AS Adema 149–0 SO l'Emyrne was a football match played on 31 October 2002 between two teams in Toamasina, Madagascar.

What is Chelsea biggest loss? ›

It's happened three times in history - an 8-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers during the 1953/1954 season, and 7-0 defeats to Leeds United (1967/68) and Nottingham Forest (1990/91).

What's the biggest win at Old Trafford? ›

Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town – 4 March 1995

Second-placed Manchester United hosted second-from-bottom Ipswich Town at Old Trafford in March 1995 on the back of a shock 1-0 defeat to lowly Everton at Goodison Park a week earlier.

Who beat Man City the most? ›

Arsenal have also defeated Manchester City in league competition on 87 occasions, which represents the most Manchester City have lost against any club.

Who beat Liverpool the most? ›

Manchester United have recorded the most league victories over Liverpool, with 69 wins.

Is Arsenal or Man U better? ›

Arsenal and Manchester United first played a competitive match in October 1894; as of 4 September 2022, the two clubs have faced each other 237 times in total. United have won 98 to Arsenal's 86, and 53 matches have ended in a draw.

Who is the best defender in Man U? ›

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire is almost as good as Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk despite his disappointing start to the season, according to a recent study. The England international has only made five appearances for Erik ten Hag's side so far this campaign, starting for the Reds on three occasions.

Who is the world's best footballer? ›

1. Lionel Messi (PSG)

Who is the best 7 in Manchester United? ›

1) Cristiano Ronaldo

The man who has been the most successful No. 7 at Manchester United since Cristiano Ronaldo left is…Cristiano Ronaldo.

Who is the highest signing player in the world? ›

Romelu Lukaku overtook Neymar in 2021 as the player with the highest combined transfer fees of all time as his transfers involving Anderlecht, Chelsea (twice), Everton, Man Utd and Inter total an incredible €328m.

Who is Barcelona's record signing? ›

Barcelona most expensive signings ever: Barcelona Highest transfer fees
1Philippe Coutinho25
2Ousmane Dembélé20
3Antoine Griezmann28
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Who is Premier League highest signing? ›

Transfer records
1Philippe Coutinho Left Winger€135.00m
2Jack Grealish Left Winger€117.50m

When Mason Greenwood will return To Man United? ›

Latest news

Unfortunately for him and his fans, Greenwood will not be able to return to training while he's under investigation. The case where the forward is accused of domestic abuse and sexual abuse is still ongoing. Man United's position has not changed and is not expected to change until the investigation is over.

Is Greenwood back at Manchester United? ›

Manchester United have added the 20 year old Mason Greenwood to the Premier League squad for this season, could we see a return of the English man?

Who did Man U buy? ›

Arrivals 19/20
PlayersClubTransfer sum
Harry MaguireLeicester€87.00m
Bruno FernandesSporting CP€63.00m
Aaron Wan-BissakaCrystal Palace€55.00m
Daniel JamesSwansea€17.80m
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Who is the most expensive footballer in the world 2022? ›

Antony £85.6m move to Manchester United has been the most expensive signing of the 2022 summer transfer window. It is the conclusion of yet another transfer window and safe to say, it has been electric.

Who is the most expensive player in the Premier League 2022? ›

Marc Cucurella: Brighton and Hove Albion to Chelsea (£55m)

He joined the Blues on a six-year deal and has £7 million involved in add-ons in his contract.

Who has won more trophies Liverpool or Man Utd? ›

Each club can claim historical supremacy over the other: United for their 20 league titles to Liverpool's 19 and Liverpool for being European champions six times to United's three. Liverpool lead in terms of total trophies won, 67 to 66, following their win in the 2022 FA Community Shield.

Can a player refuse to be transferred? ›

While teams have to come to an agreement on the financial aspects of a transfer, only the player himself can decide whether to move or not. He might already want to move, but he has the power to decline a transfer as well.

What are 4 goals called in soccer? ›

A 'brace' and a 'hat-trick' are the most commonly used phrases to describe a player scoring multiple goals. However, less-used and less official terms also exist the more goals a player nets. Four goals scored by a single player in a match can be described as a 'haul', while five goals is unofficially a 'glut'.

Who scored 6 goals in one match? ›

On this day: George Best scored six goals.

Who scored 5 goals in one match? ›

The personal record achieved by Neymar Jr is one of the highlights of the athlete's 10-year career anniversary because it was the first and only time the player scored five goals in a single game. He scored three in the first half and two in the second.

Who is Chelsea best striker ever? ›

Didier Drogba

In terms of his legend, there isn't a finer striker at Chelsea than Didier Drogba. Here is a player who won Premier League titles, FA Cups, League Cups and a Champions League for Chelsea. That is impressive enough, but the fact he did it consistently over eight years tells the true story.

What is Barcelona biggest defeat? ›

Real Madrid 11-1 Barcelona (1943, Copa del Rey semi-final) This is the worst defeat for Barcelona against their arch-rivals Real Madrid. It was the most disappointing defeat for Barca after 1931's 12-1 defeat to Athletic Club. In 1943 Copa del Rey, Real and Barça faced each other in the semifinals.

Who is Chelsea biggest rival? ›

Arsenal F.C.–Chelsea F.C. rivalry
StadiumsEmirates Stadium (Arsenal) Stamford Bridge (Chelsea)
Meetings total206
Most winsArsenal (81)
Top scorerDidier Drogba (13)
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Has Manchester United ever lost 5 0? ›

Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool

Manchester United suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of their bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford in the first of the two Premier League ties last season. The Red Devils were simply no match for Jurgen Klopp's side who were just too good on that day.

Who has won 9-0 in the Premier League? ›

Biggest winning Premier League margin

Liverpool matched the record of Manchester United and Leicester City, for the margin of the largest Premier League win, when they beat Bournemouth 9-0 at Anfield in August 2022. However, it was the Red Devils who first held the record with their 9-0 victory over Ipswich in 1994.

Who scored 9 goals in EPL? ›

Tottenham became just the second club to score nine goals in a Premier League game, and the first in 14 and a half years (after Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town in March 1995) when they thrashed Wigan Athletic 9-1 in London back in November 2009.

Has Man Utd bought any new players? ›

Let's have a look at the list of Manchester United new signings 2017/18.
Here are Manchester United new signings summer 2017.
PlayerTransfers from clubFee
Romelu LukakuEverton€84.70m
Nemanja MaticChelsea€44.70m
Victor LindelofBenfica€35m

Has Manchester United signed any players yet? ›

Talented midfielder Hannibal Mejbri has joined Championship side Birmingham City on a season-long loan deal, Manchester United have confirmed. The 19-year-old, who made two appearances in the Premier League last season, featured heavily for the Red Devils during their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

Who has Manchester United bought? ›

Arrivals 19/20
PlayersClubTransfer sum
Harry MaguireLeicester£78.30m
Bruno FernandesSporting CP£56.70m
Aaron Wan-BissakaCrystal Palace£49.50m
Daniel JamesSwansea£16.02m
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Is Mason Greenwood back to Man U? ›

Mason Greenwood is Back; named in Man Utd squad.

Is Man Utd losing money? ›

Manchester United have announced a net loss of £115.5m for the 2021/22 season even though revenues rose by 18 per cent to £583m. Figures released incorporating the final quarter of their financial year, which ended in June, showed losses rose by £23m on the previous year.

How much will Man Utd be sold for? ›

According to the Daily Star, it would take an offer in excess of $10bn (£9.09bn) for them to entertain a potential sale. That would make the Old Trafford outfit the most valuable sports team of all time, more valuable than the Dallas Cowboys, who are currently valued by Forbes at £7.2bn.

What country owns Man Utd? ›

Manchester United Football Club is an English football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. The club was formed as Newton Heath LYR Football Club, the works team of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot in Newton Heath, in 1878.

How much did Man Utd pay Glazers? ›

At the time, Manchester United were one of the most successful clubs in the world, winning an array of silverware under Sir Alex Ferguson. Between 2003 and 2005, Malcom Glazer acquired ownership of the club by buying out existing shareholders for around $790 million.

How rich is the owner of Manchester United? ›

Premier League
ClubOwner(s)Estimated combined net worth
Liverpool (more information)John W. Henry Tom Werner$9.8B
Manchester City (more information)Abu Dhabi United Group (78%) Silver Lake (10%) China Media Capital and CITIC Group (12%)$22B
Manchester United (more information)Glazer Family$4.7B
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