Manchester United had a busy summer transfer window at Old Trafford, where manager Erik ten Hag had the freedom to shape his squad according to his vision.
The club made significant investments, spending nearly £200 million while also seeing some familiar faces leave the Greater Manchester outfit. Now that the 2023/24 season is in full swing, let’s take a look at where these departed players have landed and how they’ve adapted to life away from Old Trafford.
Fred, who enjoyed a successful five-year tenure at United, originally arrived at the club in 2018 for a £52 million fee from Shakhtar Donetsk. With his five-year contract set to expire, United triggered a 12-month extension in December 2022.
This presented an opportunity to cash in on the 30-year-old midfielder, and Turkish side Fenerbahce acquired him for £13 million, adding a midfield anchor to their squad.
Dean Henderson’s transfer saga during the summer transfer window was one of the longest-running stories. It seemed at various points that he might stay at Old Trafford, but that wasn’t the case.
The goalkeeper finally secured a move away from the club in the closing days of the window, joining Premier League side Crystal Palace for £20 million. In a curious twist of fate, Henderson made his debut for Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, where he conceded three goals during a League Cup third-round match against his former team.
After being dubbed a ‘hero’ of the terraces by journalist Dean Jones during an interview with GIVEMESPORT, Anthony Elanga ended his nine-year association with Manchester United in the recent summer transfer window.
A product of United’s academy, Elanga amassed over 50 senior appearances for the 20-time English champions. One of his most memorable moments was scoring against Atletico Madrid in the 2021/22 Champions League knockouts.
The Swedish international has moved to new horizons, signing a £15 million deal with Nottingham Forest, where he has made a strong impression. He not only scored the winning goal at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea but also contributed three assists, which is four more Premier League goal involvements than Rasmus Hojlund.