Given the riches on offer to Manchester United, as one of the biggest and most decorated clubs on the planet, free agents do not tend to register on their recruitment radar all that often. With some deep pockets boasted at Old Trafford, funds are there to be invested in the best talent available.
Those deals rarely come cheap, with pedigree coming at a considerable cost, but there is plenty to be said for dipping into a bargain bin occasionally. The new Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag needs to find value and inspiration from somewhere ahead of his debut campaign at the helm, with the squad he inherited still a work in progress.
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Fresh faces have been acquired to help aid a quest for major silverware, with one notable addition seeing a Denmark international with prior Premier League experience acquired with no transfer fee required.
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It remains to be seen whether the Danish playmaker proves to be a hit or miss at the Theatre of Dreams, but his previous exploits at Tottenham, Inter, and Brentford suggest that he represents a shrewd business. Eriksen knows what the English top-flight is all about and boasts the creative qualities to make United tick.
How often do you get the chance to sign a World Cup winner for absolutely nothing? United made the most of a rare opportunity in that department when snapping up Blanc in 2001 following his departure from Inter. The French defender made around 75 appearances across two seasons and won the Premier League title.
The enigmatic Swedish striker found himself looking for a new challenge in 2016 after reaching the end of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain. A reunion with Jose Mourinho was put in place at Old Trafford and Ibrahimovic would score 28 goals during a memorable season in England that delivered three pieces of silverware.