One key position was the central midfield with Louis van Gaal failing to land any of his key targets bar Ander Herrera who in truth, was a previous target of David Moyes.
One of those targets was Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin, but according to talkSPORT, the Colombian has spoken of his delight to be staying in Italy.
He, as well as Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba, was linked with a move to Old Trafford but Guarin insists it is time to prove his worth at the Italian side.
He said: “The people who needed to do something to keep me here did so – and by that I mean everyone, from the club to the fans.
“Now it’s up to me to prove my worth. They helped me and now I have to help myself.
“What’s in the past is in the past. We have a new group of players now and a coach who is really hungry and determined – he shows us players that constantly.
“I’m here and ready to show put my skills to use on the pitch, just as he does it off the pitch.”
Manchester United fans. Were you that disappointed to miss out on landing Fredy Guarin or is Ander Herrera up for the task? Let us know your thoughts below.