Manchester United never made any late signing before the 2017/2018 transfer window season closed, they concluded there business early on before the Premier league started.
Towards end of last season, Manchester United Coach, Jose Mourinho prioritized 4 summer transfer targets, that he needed to boost his squad, a striker, winger, defensive midfielder, and a centre-back. different players were linked to Manchester United, the major ones for the striker position was Antoine Griezmann, Álvaro Morata and Romelu lukaku.
Following the ban of transfers on Atletico Madrid, Antoine Griezmann rejected any notion of any imminent transfer to Manchester United, because he felt it would not be morally right for him to move, because a replacement cant be brought in, so he decided to stay. Even though Manchester united were willing to meet his release clause of over €100 million.
Man united quickly switched there attention to Real Madrid’s striker Alvaro Morato, personal terms were reached with the player, it now remained a deal to be reached with the club, Real Madrid rejected numerous bids from Manchester united with the latest rejected bid being €70m, but Real Madrid were holding out for €90m, an amount Manchester United were not willing to meet.
In what seem like a transfer coup, a late bid of £75m was made to Everton for Romelu lukaku who was likely heading to Chelsea, Everton immediately accepted the bid, and the rest is history. The Striker position was one of the longest and interesting piece of transfer, the whole world wanted to know who will finally spear head Jose Mourinho Manchester United attack line and Romelu lukaku finally snapped it up.
For the defender position Victor Lindelöf was the first choice, a bid was almost made for him during the January transfer window in 2016/2017 season, but Jose delayed till this summer. A transfer fee of £31.50m was finalized with Benfica for his signature.
Nemanja Matić was the last transfer business conducted before the window closed, if you remove Ibrahimovic resigning for the club for one more year. Chelsea sold Matic to Manchester for a transfer fee of £40.23m, and he has since been the bed rock of the team.
A fourth signing was courted by Jose, but he later admitted difficulty in getting his fourth signing, and that he was satisfied with the three he has gotten. Ivan Perisic of Inter Milan was Jose first choice for a Winger, but Inter milan rejected all improved bids by Manchester united, £45m being the latest bid rejected.
Everton re-signed Wayne Rooney after 13 years at Manchester United. He left on the high after leading the team to win the Europa League Competition.
A total of £147.96m was spent on all the transfers this summer.