Jose Mourinho got his Manchester United tenure to a Galactico start by making marquee signings at old Trafford and the Portuguese tactician became the first football manager ever to sign a £100m player.
Overall, United were busy in the 2016 summer transfer window as Mourinho shaped the squad for his first season in charge of the 20-time Premier League champions with four players coming in while a total of 21 were sent out on variegated deals.
United made four stellar signings with Eric Bailly being Mourinho’s first capture from Villarreal to reinforce the defence, Swede striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic followed on 1 July, sealing a Bosman free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan completing his move from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal.
The biggest of all was United breaking world transfer record to re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus for a fee worth £100m with bonuses and add-ons.
Apart from the new recruits, their were some big name exits from the Manchester giants.
Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes signed for newly promoted Premier League side Middlesbrough, Guillermo Varela accepted a season-long switch to Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany while Belgian winger Adnan Januzaj agreed a season-long loan move to Sunderland where he teamed up with former United boss David Moyes.
UNITED INS & OUTS – SUMMER 2016
ERIC BAILLY (VILLARREAL)
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC (FREE AGENT, PSG)
HENRIKH MKHITARYAN (BORUSSIA DORTMUND)
PAUL POGBA (JUVENTUS)
TYLER BLACKETT (READING)
CAMERON BORTHWICK-JACKSON (LOAN, TO WOLVES)
OLIVER BYRNE (CARDIFF CITY)
GEORGE DORRINGTON (RELEASED, TO HUDDERSFIELD)
JIMMY DUNNE (BURNLEY)
ASHLEY FLETCHER (WEST HAM UNITED)
DEAN HENDERSON (LOAN, GRIMSBY TOWN)
WILL KEANE (HULL CITY)
ADNAN JANUZAJ (LOAN, TO SUNDERLAND)
DONALD LOVE (SUNDERLAND)
PADDY McNAIR (SUNDERLAND)
ANDREAS PEREIRA (LOAN, TO GRANADA)
JOEL CASTRO PEREIRA (LOAN, TO BELENENSES)
NICK POWELL (RELEASED, TO WIGAN ATHLETIC)
OLIVER RATHBONE (RELEASED, TO ROCHDALE)
TYLER REID (SWANSEA CITY)
JOE ROTHWELL (OXFORD UNITED)
VICTOR VALDES (RELEASED, TO MIDDLESBROUGH)
GUILLERMO VARELA (LOAN, TO EINTRACHT FRANKFURT)
JAMES WEIR (HULL CITY)
JAMES WILSON (LOAN, TO DERBY COUNTY).