Manchester United made five signings in this summer's transfer window, strengthening their attack and midfield.
Donny van de Beek was the first man through the door at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils splashing out £35million on the Dutchman.
The midfielder was followed by Alex Telles, Edinson Cavani, Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri, who all signed on deadline day.
United reportedly held off making signings earlier in the window as they were hoping to land top target, Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho.
But when it became clear they would not be getting the England international, the Red Devils quickly took their business elsewhere.
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It was believed that the five players signed by United were all on Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's transfer wishlist.
An eye-opening report from ESPN however claims none of the five players signed by United were ones Solskjaer was particularly keen on
The players who did make his shortlist were Sancho, Jack Grealish and Dayot Upamecano.
Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager back in 2018, with the Portuguese at odds with the Red Devils board at the time of his sacking.
Mourinho often claimed that targets he had in mind were overlooked, with United bringing in players not necessarily on his list.
Harry Maguire was one such player Mourinho was keen to sign for United, but the Red Devils didn't bring him in under the now Tottenham manager's tenure.
Interestingly, United's executive vice chairman Ed Woodward actually came out in the press following Mourinho's sacking to confirm the Portuguese was telling the truth.
"It is true that we didn't sign a centre-back in the summer of 2018 and it is true there was a difference of opinion on one or two players between the manager and the recruitment department," said Woodward in an interview with fanzine United We Stand.
"Sometimes I have to be one who delivers the 'No', which isn't easy.
"Our natural tendency is to back the manager in every possible circumstance. But we have to listen to the recruitment experts too."
The result of this transfer window, despite being a relatively positive one, suggests Solskjaer is now getting the same treatment as Mourinho at United.
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