Manchester United splashed the cash on the final day of the summer transfer window by signing four new players including Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles.Embed from Getty Images
After the Old Trafford humiliation by Spurs on Sunday Ed Woodward completed the deals in the final hours of the transfer window by landing Edinson Cavani, left back Alex Telles from Porto and wingers, Amad Diallo (Atalanta), and Facundo Pellistri (Atletico Penarol).
They will join midfielder Donny van de Beek who arrived in September.
Diallo, 18, is an Ivorian right winger and will join the Reds in January from Atalanta (subject to medical) having been tracked by the club for four years.
Pellistri, 18, is also a right sided player and has featured 37 times for the Uruguayan Primera Division club’s first team and has signed on a five-year contract with the option of another year after glowing praise from former Penarol boss (and United player) Diego Forlan.
Telles, 27, is a Brazilian international left full back and arrived from Porto having signed a four year deal with the option of a further year having entered the final year of his contract with the Portuguese club.
And the biggest name signing – Edinson Cavani – was a free agent having left Paris St Germain in the summer.
The Uruguayan striker, 33, will relish facing his former club in the Champions League this season but there will now be severe competition for attacking places in the squad.
And Cavani might have three games to get bedded in for the Reds as Anthony Martial is suspended for three games after being sent off in the Spurs game.
The Frenchman will miss Premier League games against Newcastle Utd, Chelsea, and Arsenal and might have lost his place in the side by the time he returns from his ban.
But there was notably no sign of the highly anticipated Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona and, worse, few departures leaving Reds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having to manage a bigger squad going forward.
Chris Smalling, 30, moved to Roma on a permanent deal with a three-year-contract for a fee of up to £18m having helped the Italians to a fifth placed finish last season while on loan.
Diogo Dalot moved to AC Milan on loan yesterday.