United's ins and outs - summer 2021

Monday 02 August 2021 17:12

The 2021 summer transfer window is open and we're tracking the comings and goings at Manchester United.

The Reds confirmed the arrival of experienced keeper Tom Heaton, who joins on a free transfer from Aston Villa and seals a return to Old Trafford for a second spell at the club.

A deal to sign Jadon Sancho was finalised on 23 July, with the England winger arriving from Borussia Dortmund after a fee had been agreed with the Bundesliga side.

A further announcement was made four days later to confirm an agreement was reached with Real Madrid for Raphael Varane but the defender still needs to pass a medical and finalise personal terms.


Tom Heaton (Aston Villa, permanent)
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, permanent)

Reds reach agreement for Varane transfer article

Read the club's official statement regarding Raphael Varane.

A number of loan moves away from Old Trafford are expected to be sanctioned, with Reece Devine already agreeing a switch to Scotland with St Johnstone and Nathan Bishop on his way to Mansfield Town.

Tahith Chong is to join Birmingham City for the campaign after spending some of the pre-season with the Reds, and scoring in our opening friendly at Derby County. Will Fish (Stockport County) and Di'Shon Bernard (Hull City) also departed.


Di'Shon Bernard (Hull City)
Nathan Bishop (Mansfield Town)
Tahith Chong (Birmingham City)
Reece Devine (St Johnstone)
Will Fish (Stockport County)

In terms of permanent outgoings, keepers Joel Pereira (RKC Waaljwik) and Jacob Carney (Sunderland) were among the first to confirm contracts with new clubs.

With a number of Academy youngsters' contracts expiring at United, they are busy finding new homes with Mark Helm remaining in the Premier League with Burnley. Max Taylor joined Rochdale on a free transfer and Arnau Puigmal headed back to Spain with Almeria.

Meanwhile, an overseas deal was confirmed for Johan Guadagno with the Under-18s keeper heading to FC Copenhagen and Charlie McCann joined Rangers B.


Jacob Carney (Sunderland)
Johan Guadagno (FC Copenhagen)
Mark Helm (Burnley)
Oliver Kilner (Oldham Athletic)
Charlie McCann (Rangers B)
Joel Pereira (RKC Waalwijk)
Arnau Puigmal (Almeria)
Max Taylor (Rochdale)