There has yet to be a peep out of Manchester United in the transfer window but the club aren’t moving to panic stations just yet.
United sources say the club entered the summer transfer window with a clear plan they are not deviating from. There is an understandable desire to complete deals as soon as possible, particularly as United leave for their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia two weeks on Friday.
Despite standout signings made by their biggest rivals, United have pointed out they are less than two weeks into a 12-week window. The elongated June internationals have little bearing on a prospective signing’s start date as internationals are permitted three weeks’ holiday.
Club sources insist they will not be panicked by the incessant noise surrounding United’s apparent inactivity. United believe had they signed Frenkie de Jong in the first week of the window they would have yielded to Barcelona too willingly and reduced their capacity to strengthen other areas of the squad.
Erik ten Hag is targeting at least five signings in the window, with Frenkie de Jong, Christian Eriksen, Jurrien Timber, Antony and a reserve goalkeeper the current targets.
Take a look back at all of Tuesday’s Manchester United transfer news.