Man United 2023/24 – Team Analysis

Uncover the qualities, deficiencies and standout attributes of Manchester United’s 2023/24 squad in our comprehensive breakdown. With a formidable midfield, injury-ridden defense, and potent attacking prowess, delve into what sets Ten Hag’s team apart as a contender in the ongoing season.



Rasmus HøjlundCentre-Forward20DenmarkAtalanta BC€75.00m
Mason MountAttacking Midfield24EnglandChelsea€64.20m
André OnanaGoalkeeper27SenegalInter€52.50m
Sofyan AmrabatDefensive Midfield27MoroccoFiorentinaLoan fee:
Altay BayındırGoalkeeper25TurkeyFenerbahce€5.00m
Jonny EvansCentre-Back35N. IrelandLeicesterfree transfer
Sergio ReguilónLeft-Back26SpainTottenhamloan transfer

During the summer transfer window, Manchester United welcomed a diverse group of talents into their ranks. The Red Devils have high hopes for young Danish Centre-Forward Rasmus Højlund, while Mason Mount, who needs no introduction, made the move from Chelsea. The addition of UCL finalist, Senegal’s André Onana strengthened their goalkeeper lineup, providing more depth. He didn’t have the best start, but he is a keeper with potential.

Moroccan World Cup star, versatile Defensive Midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, came on loan from Fiorentina with a supposed obligation to buy. Turkish goalkeeper Altay Bayındır also added to their goalkeeping options. The experience of defenders Jonny Evans and Sergio Reguilón, who joined the club, further solidified United’s defense. These summer signings reflect MU’s determination to construct a highly competitive team.

Notable departures

Dean HendersonGoalkeeper26EnglandCrystal Palace€17.50m
Anthony ElangaLeft Winger21SwedenNottm Forest€17.50m
FredCentral Midfield30BrazilFenerbahce€9.74m
Matej KovarGoalkeeper23CzechB. Leverkusen€5.00m
Alex TellesLeft-Back30BrazilAl-Nassr€4.60m
Zidane IqbalCentral Midfield20IraqFC Utrecht€1.00m
Eric BaillyCentre-Back29Cote d’ivoireBesiktasfree transfer
Teden MengiCentre-Back21EnglandLuton?
Brandon WilliamsLeft-Back22EnglandIpswichloan transfer
Álvaro FernandezLeft-Back20SpainGranada CFloan transfer
Mason GreenwoodRight Winger21EnglandGetafeloan transfer
David de GeaGoalkeeper32SpainWithout Club
Axel TuanzebeCentre-Back25EnglandWithout Club
Phil JonesCentre-Back31EnglandWithout Club

The club’s summer saw several players moving on to new adventures. Dean Henderson, the talented goalkeeper, found his new home at Crystal Palace, bringing a wealth of experience and talent to their squad. Meanwhile, the exciting young talent Anthony Elanga made his way to Nottingham Forest. Fred, the industrious Central Midfielder from Brazil, joined Fenerbahce, and Matej Kovar, another promising goalkeeper, embarked on a journey with Bayer Leverkusen. Alex Telles, the Brazilian Left-Back, headed to Al-Nassr, contributing to their defense.

Youngsters Zidane Iqbal, Eric Bailly, Teden Mengi, Brandon Williams, Álvaro Fernandez, and Mason Greenwood also sought new opportunities, each adding their unique skills to different clubs. Some familiar faces like David de Gea, Axel Tuanzebe, and Phil Jones are currently without club affiliations, awaiting their next chapters in football.


Manager: Erik Ten Hag

1GKTURAltay Bayındır
2DFSWEVictor Lindelöf
4MFMARSofyan Amrabat (on loan from Fiorentina)
5DFENGHarry Maguire
6DFARGLisandro Martínez
7MFENGMason Mount
8MFPORBruno Fernandes (captain)
9FWFRAAnthony Martial
10FWENGMarcus Rashford
11FWDENRasmus Højlund
12DFNEDTyrell Malacia
14MFDENChristian Eriksen
15DFESPSergio Reguilón (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
16MFCIVAmad Diallo
17FWARGAlejandro Garnacho
19DFFRARaphaël Varane
20DFPORDiogo Dalot
22GKENGTom Heaton
23DFENGLuke Shaw
24GKCMRAndré Onana
25FWENGJadon Sancho
28MFURUFacundo Pellistri
29DFENGAaron Wan-Bissaka
34MFNEDDonny van de Beek
35DFNIRJonny Evans
37MFENGKobbie Mainoo
39MFSCOScott McTominay
46MFTUNHannibal Mejbri
47FWENGShola Shoretire

Manchester United’s squad for the 2023/24 season is a blend of youth and experience under the management of Erik Ten Hag. With players like Onana in goal and experienced defenders like Lisandro, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, and World champion Raphaël Varane, the team boasts a solid defensive foundation.

The midfield is anchored by the Casemiro, McTominay and Amrabat, while also having the creative talents of Mason Mount and Bruno Fernandes, who also wears the captain’s armband. Christian Eriksen’s return to the Premier League adds a touch of finesse to their midfield options.

Up front, the team has exciting prospects like Rasmus Højlund and Alejandro Garnacho, along with established talents like Marcus Rashford. Remains to be seen what will happen with Jadon Sancho and Antony, but they can produce magical moments at times.

The squad also features emerging talents like Pellistri, Alejandro Garnacho, Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire, showing Manchester United’s commitment to nurturing young talent alongside their more seasoned players.

Possible Starting 11

Despite the rocky start, Onana is still number. Two fullbacks, van Bissaka and Luke Shaw are out for a while, so we can see more of Dalot and Reguilon with addition cameos from different players for the fullback spots. Varane and Lisandro start when fit, unfortunately they are rarely fit.

Not easy to build a midfield from the talent available at Ten Hag’s disposal. Casemiro with his experience usually starts alongside Amrabat, however Eriksen can also play there. Mount and Bruno Fernandes usually help out more with the final goal. Up front we usually see Hojlund and Rashford, maybe Antony if/when he gets back.