Matt Hargreaves, formerly of Adidas, became United’s new chief transfer negotiator in March and will have to work quickly to get players out the door and new arrivals into Old Trafford before the team depart for their pre-season tour of America.
As far as incomings are concerned, meetings with Bayer Leverkusen full-back Jeremie Frimpong’s representatives have taken place as Ten Hag looks to reinforce his defence.
However, their priority remains a striker, then midfielder, centre-back, right-back and possibly a goalkeeper if funds allow for such rich spending.
Amad Diallo has impressed on-loan at Sunderland and could be given a chance to continue his development in United’s first-team while fellow promising youngster Facundo Pellistri could move out on loan once a new contract with United is agreed.
The futures of club captain Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Alex Telles, Donny van de Beek, Brandon Williams and Anthony Martial all remain undecided.