Stephen Dunmoye

Record-breaking total spending by all Premier League clubs in this summer transfer window, which closes at 23:00 BST on Thursday, is now at more than £1.6bn compared to the previous record of £1.4bn in 2017.

In terms of record Premier League signings, only Pogba’s return to United in 2016, Chelsea’s £97.5m re-signing of Romelu Lukaku last summer and Manchester City’s British record £100m deal for Jack Grealish, also in 2021, have cost more.

Inspite of the departure of several players such as Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Edinson Cavani and Andreas Pereira, United have spent more than £210m in this transfer window to back new boss Ten Hag.

United’s summer spending puts the Glazer family’s total outlay on transfer fees alone at 1.9bn euros (£1.62bn at current exchange rates) under the 17-year ownership.

In that same period, only Manchester City (2.37bn euros) and Chelsea (2.19bn euros) have a bigger outlay on transfers.