Ashley said he wanted all of the top earners off the books, and apart from Aleksandar Mitrovi - who is still officially a new signing - he has cleared the decks.
Apart from Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Pereznly (first team regulars), only Cheick Tiote is left, and his deal to Turkey was only scuppered because he failed a medical.
It's interesting to note that Jamaal Lascelles (who is on £15,000-a-week) is skipper of the team, and he picks up a quarter of Mitrovic's wages.
The new signings will be on wages well below the £60,000 cap.
All well and good, but United have parachute payments from TV deals for three years, and the season ticket prices don't change for watching the likes of Burton rather than Man Utd.
I think we all expected Ashley to fork out on a genuine top price striker - AT LEAST - rather than a 33-year old who wasn't particularly star quality at his best!
LAST SEASON'S WAGE BILL
1. Fabricio Coloccini £60,000-a-week GONE
1=. Aleksandar Mitrovic £60,000-a-week
1=. Georginio Wijnaldum £60,000-a-week GONE
4. Andros Townsend £55,000-a-week GONE
5. Jonjo Shelvey £50,000-a-week
6=. Ayoze Perez £45,000-a-week
6=. Moussa Sissoko £45,000-a-week GONE
6=. Papiss Cisse £45,000-a-week GONE
6=. Daryl Janmaat £45,000-a-week GONE
10. Seydou Doumbia £41,500-a-week GONE
11=. Siem de Jong £40,000-a-week GONE
11=. Cheick Tiote £40,000-a-week
11=. Steven Taylor £40,000-a-week GONE
11=. Sylvain Marveaux £40,000-a-week GONE
11=. Tim Krul £40,000-a-week GONE
16=. Jack Colback £35,000-a-week
16=. Henri Saivet £35,000-a-week GONE
16=. Yoan Gouffran £35,000-a-week
16=. Vurnon Anita £35,000-a-week
16=. Emmanuel Riviere £35,000-a-week GONE
21=. Chancel Mbemba £30,000-a-week
21=. Gabriel Obertan £30,000-a-week GONE
23=. Massadio Haidara £20,000-a-week
23=. Rob Elliott £20,000-a-week
25=. Karl Darlow £15,000-a-week
25=. Jamaal Lascelles £15,000-a-week
25=. Paul Dummett £15,000-a-week
28. Rolando Aarons £5,000-a-week