Manchester United squad 2022/2023: New players, numbers and updated team transfer signings
Manchester United’s decision to pursue and bring in former Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag appears to signal a change in mentality at Old Trafford.
On the back of another trophy-less season on the red half of Manchester, fans have protested and players have underperformed, with the club drifting away from their main rivals.
Ten Hag’s arrival is a statement of intent, but the Dutch boss faces some tough early calls over his new squad, before looking to strengthen his options.
Six players have already been released with Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong and Brazilian international Antony rumoured to be on Ten Hag’s wanted list.
Confirmed transfers in
With Ten Hag still assessing the picture in his squad, United are yet to confirm any new incoming transfers, but movement is expected in the coming weeks.
Confirmed transfers out
Before Ten Hag arrived, decisions had already been reached on the futures of certain players, and the new man in charge appears happy with the removal of out-of-contract stars.
In a bold move by United, six first team players have been released at the end of their contracts, with a sizeable chunk of funds saved in wages.
Paul Pogba is the most eye-catching name on the departures list with the Frenchman slamming United over their move not to offer him a new contract.
Paul Pogba: “My thought process is to show Manchester United that they made a mistake in waiting to give me a contract”, on the Pogmentary via @TheAthleticUK. 🚨📑 #MUFC
“How can you tell a player you absolutely want him and offer him nothing? I’ve never seen that”. pic.twitter.com/e8ywMiO2g8
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 16, 2022
- Nemanja Matic to AS Roma — Free Transfer
- Paul Pogba — Released
- Jesse Lingard — Released
- Juan Mata — Released
- Edinson Cavani — Released
- Lee Grant — Retired
United have not confirmed renewal talks with any current first team players after Bruno Fernandes extended his contract until 2026 in April.
However, there are a string of players heading into the final year of their United contracts, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, David de Gea and Luke Shaw, with the club expected to make a decision on their futures soon.
Alongside managing a slew of departures, and working on deals to sign new players, Ten Hag also has to make a call on his returning loan players.
French international Anthony Martial is one of the star names heading back to Old Trafford, with his future uncertain, alongside forgotten names such as Andreas Pereira and Axel Tuanzebe.
*Mason Greenwood remains suspended by Manchester United ‘until further notice’.