Manchester United Squad 2023/24

Manager:NationalityD.O.B
Erik ten HagNED02/02/1970
Goalkeepers:
22 Tom HeatonENG15/04/1986
24 Andre OnanaCMR02/04/1996
1 Altay BayindirTUR14/04/1998
40 Radek Vitek CZ24/10/2003
Defenders:
2 Victor LindelofSWE17/07/1994
5 Harry MaguireENG05/03/1993
19 Raphael VaraneFRA25/04/1993
20 Diogo DalotPOR18/03/1999
23 Luke ShawENG12/07/1995
29 Aaron Wan-BissakaENG26/11/1997
12 Tyrell MalaciaNED17/08/1999
6 Lisandro MartinezARG18/01/1998
42 Alvaro FernandezESP23/03/2003
3 Eric Bailly IVO12/04/1994
35 Jonny EvansNL03/01/1988
15 Sergio ReguilonESP16/11/1996
Midfielders:
7 Mason MountENG10/01/1999
8 Bruno FernandesPOR08/09/1994
39 Scott McTominaySCO08/12/1996
46 Hannibal MejbriTUN21/01/2003
34 Donny van de BeekNED18/04/1997
14 Christian EriksenDEN14/02/1992
18 CasemiroBRA23/02/1992
75 Kobbie MainooENG19/04/2005
44 Daniel GoreENG26/09/2004
Sofyan AmrabatMAR21/08/1996
Forwards:
10 Marcus RashfordENG31/10/1997
25 Jadon SanchoENG25/03/2000
9 Anthony MartialFRA05/12/1995
49 Alejandro GarnachoARG01/07/2004
16 Amad DialloCIV11/07/2002
28 Facundo PellistriURU20/12/2001
21 AntonyBRA24/02/2000
17 Rasmus HojlundDEN04/02/2003
47 Shola Shoretire ENG02/02/2004

Manchester United squad 2023-24 details:

Manchester United have a squad size of 32. The average age of the squad is 25.7 years. There are 23 foreigners in the team. They make up 71.9% of the squad.

There are 23 national team players on the United roster.

Erik ten Hag, who had a promising debut season as United’s manager, is eagerly preparing for his second year in charge.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag with his players before heading to the 2023-24 preseason preparations (MANAN VATSYAYANA/GettyImages)
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag with his players before heading to the 2023-24 preseason preparations (MANAN VATSYAYANA/GettyImages)

The team secured a Champions League spot by finishing third in the Premier League and ended their trophy drought by winning the EFL Cup in their first season under the Dutchman’s leadership.

The manager has strengthened his squad further to improve their league performance and make a deeper run in the Champions League.

Man United squad 2023-24: Defensive changes

Ten Hag’s initial challenge was addressing the goalkeeper situation. With David de Gea’s departure and Jack Butland’s move to Rangers, United acted quickly to rope in Cameroon’s Andre Onana from Inter Milan.

Additionally, they made a decent profit by selling Dean Henderson to Crystal Palace and bringing in Altay Bayindir as his replacement.

Tom Heaton and Nathan Bishop had their one-year extensions activated in terms of player contracts, but the latter was subsequently sold to Sunderland. Matej Kovar was also transferred to Bayer Leverkusen for an estimated €9m.

Regarding the defence, Man United released Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe, while Alex Telles was sold to Al Nassr. However, Eric Bailly remains with the club.

Sergio Reguilon was brought in on an emergency loan due to injuries to Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia.

Manchester United starting XI 2023-24 (Image - Manchester United, Image via Manchester United’s Official Twitter)
Manchester United starting XI 2023-24 (Image – Manchester United, Image via Manchester United’s Official Twitter)

Jonny Evans returned to the team on a one-year deal after showing promise in training and preseason, following his departure from Leicester City in 2022-23.

Additionally, Ethan Laird has joined Birmingham City, and Teden Mengi has moved to Luton Town. Marc Jurado joined Espanyol.

Man United squad 2023-24: Midfield changes

The Red Devils signed Mason Mount from Chelsea and secured a deadline-day loan agreement for Sofyan Amrabat, which has further solidified their squad’s midfield unit.

Fred left for Fenerbahce, while Zidane Iqbal moved to Utrecht. Marcel Sabitzer, who had been on loan at Old Trafford during the second half of the season, returned to Bayern Munich and later made a permanent switch to Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester United players entering the pitch as they play their first Premier League game of the 2023-24 season (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Manchester United players entering the pitch as they play their first Premier League game of the 2023-24 season (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Man United squad 2023-24: Attacking changes

To strengthen their attacking options, United successfully signed Denmark international Rasmus Hojlund after Wout Weghorst returned to Burnley following his loan spell and Anthony Martial was dealing with injury issues. In addition, Anthony Elanga has signed with Nottingham Forest.

Marcus Rashford has signed a new five-year contract, tying him with the club until 2028.

To sum up, the Red Devils have a strong squad on paper and have upgraded themselves on all fronts as they aim to achieve glory this season.