Heading into the final days of the transfer window, it seemed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s desires had been catered for.
After only previously signing Donny van de Beek during the summer transfer window, United completed four signings in the 24 hours that followed their 6-1 mauling at home to Tottenham.
United’s third-place finish last season raised hopes of a big leap forward fuelled by a host of star signings, but Ed Woodward, who takes the lead on United’s transfer deals, failed to land Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish and Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele.
Edinson Cavani was the headline signing at Manchester United on Deadline Day as the club also completed deals for Alex Telles, Facundo Pellistri, and Amad Diallo.
United on their website announced that they recruited left-back Alex Telles for a fee of £15.4m, brought in 18-year-old Pellistri, and signed Atlanta winger Amad Diallo, in a deal that could be worth up to £37.2m.
United announced the signing of Facundo Pellistri from Club Atletico Penarol on a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year.
The 18-year-old has already featured 37 times for the Uruguayan Primera Division club’s first team.
Reacting, Pellistri said, “To join a club with the history of Manchester United is a dream come true. I have learnt a lot at Penarol and I would like to thank them for everything they have done for me. To have the confidence of the manager is an amazing feeling and I know that working with him will be perfect for my development.
“I am coming into a squad full of great players who I will learn from every day. Everyone knows that Manchester United is a club that gives young players an opportunity and I am ready to work hard every day to earn those chances and prove myself in England.”