"The first impressions that I took made a great impact on me. Manchester United is a great institution that lacks nothing and I’m happy to have taken this step."
- Radamel Falcao
"I am desperate to get onto the field and play because I have not been able to step onto Old Trafford (yet). My life has changed a lot. I am very happy to be at Manchester United, a top team in the world, sharing a dressing room with players like Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Angel Di Maria and now Radamel Falcao. This is a very important step in my career as a player and as a person. Everything that has happened to me since the World Cup has been a dream."
- Marcos Rojo
Under-21 players (contract and scholars):
Marcos Rojo has been granted a visa by The UK Border Agency and the defender will be available for Manchester United’s next game against Queens Park Rangers on 14 September.
INS - permanent
Daley Blind (Ajax, £14m)
Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid, £59.7m)
Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Ajax, subject to clearance, undisclosed)
Ander Herrera (Athletic Club, undisclosed)
Vanja Milinkovic (FK Vojvodina, undisclosed)
Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon, subject to work permit, €20m)
Luke Shaw (Southampton, undisclosed)
INS - loan
Radamel Falcao (Monaco, season-long loan)
OUTS - permanent
Bebe (Benfica, up to €3m)
Alex Büttner (Dynamo Moscow, undisclosed)
Charni Ekangamene (Zulte Waregem, undisclosed)
Patrice Evra (Juventus, undisclosed)
Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund, undisclosed)
Tom Lawrence (Leicester City, undisclosed)
Danny Welbeck (Arsenal, undisclosed)
OUTS - loan
Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa, season-long loan)
Angelo Henriquez (Dinamo Zagreb, season-long loan)
Javier Hernandez (Real Madrid, season-long loan)
Mike Keane (Burnley, loan until January)
Vanja Milinkovic (FK Vojvodina, season-long loan)
Nick Powell (Leicester City, season-long loan)
Nani (Sporting Lisbon, season-long loan)
Guillermo Varela (Real Madrid, season-long loan)
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace, season-long loan)
Ryan Giggs will be the recipient of the Legend of Football Award at the HMV Football Extravaganza on 14 October.
"It’s an honour and privilege to be presented with the Legend of Football Award, particularly when I look back at the list of previous winners. I am looking forward to the event, celebrating with friends and colleagues and raising money for Nordoff Robbins, which is a really incredible cause."
Guillermo Varela has joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan.
The Uruguayan right-back will be inducted into Real Madrid’s Castilla reserve side and will have the opportunity to work under coach Zinedine Zidane.
"I welcome his arrival, he makes us better. At a top club you should always go for the best, which also fits my philosophy. Falcao must fight for his place, as I also have to. We must duke with Wayne Rooney and James Wilson to see who is playing."
- Robin van Persie
Welcome to Manchester United!
"I don’t know how Falcao’s arrival could affect my role. I think it is a fantastic signing. He is one of the best players in the world and it is a real show of intent by Manchester United."
"It is a thrill. We have an exciting team. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and I want to be successful."
- Wayne Rooney
Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind will wear Manchester United’s no.9 and no.17 shirts respectively.
Tom Cleverley has joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan, with an option to make the move permanent.
"The prospect of working under the manager (Paul Lambert) and Roy (Keane), who were both fantastic midfielders in their playing careers, made the decision to come to Villa an easy one. I’m looking forward to working with them but also the other really good midfield players that the club have, like Fabian Delph, Ashley Westwood and other new lads like Kieran Richardson, Joe Cole and Carlos Sanchez."
"I’ve been watching Villa games this year and it’s been a really good start and, with the upcoming fixtures all big games, hopefully I can bring a bit of big game experience and add to the squad and help us to win some games. It’s a team that plays the style of football that I like. They play with high energy, they pass and move and there are a lot of good young players. The manager told me the way that he’d like me to play and it all sat perfectly for me. I’m very happy to be coming down to play for Villa."
"First and foremost I have got to get back playing and hopefully as a by-product of that I can get back in the England team. The thing I am concentrating on though is trying to come in and hit the ground running so I can help Aston Villa. Playing football is what matters most to me and I’m looking forward to getting back to what I know I can do. This is the kind of club where I can do that."
"Villa Park is one of those grounds that I always look forward to playing at. The pitch is always fantastic, the atmosphere is always good and it’s one of those historic grounds that you always remember. It’s had FA Cup semi-finals and even England games when Wembley was being renovated so it’s a very historic ground and it’s somewhere I’m really looking forward to playing my club football."
Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Ajax Amsterdam defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah. The 16-year-old requires an International Transfer Certificate in order to be part of Paul McGuinness’ academy squad.