Initially, it seemed as though the Reds were going about their business in a timely and orderly fashion. After the saga surrounding David de Gea&aposs future, United eventually came to the decision to part ways with their first choice and bring Andre Onana in as his replacement.
Before this, Ten Hag&aposs first foray into the market came through Mason Mount&aposs arrival from Chelsea. Rasmus Hojlund was then added on the day of the last home pre-season fixture.
However, it became clear there were still gaps remaining in the squad. Long-serving midfielder Fred departed for Fenerbahce while an array of fringe players were allowed to leave the club on loan or permanently including; Dean Henderson, Anthony Elanga and Alex Telles.
The first trio of matches of the season also threw up some problems too as injuries started to bite across the pitch. United aimed to address these issues on deadline day with four new players joining.
Most promising among these was Sofyan Amrabat who joined on a season-long loan from Fiorentina. The defensive midfielder was joined earlier in the day by; Altay Bayindir, Sergio Reguilon and a returning Jonny Evans as Ten Hag scrambled to fill his squad before the window slammed shut.
There was still time for one final departure this week when Eric Bailly left to join Besiktas in Turkey. While Ten Hag successfully managed to get rid of players he did not see in his plans, question marks still hang over some of the deals he made this window.