Former Man United boss Rangnick advises compatriot against Old Trafford switch

The German was left unimpressed by his own time in Manchester

Ralf Rangnick has actively advised a member of his Austrian national team setup against making the move to England with Manchester United, according to reports.

The player allegedly being eyed by the Red Devils with a view to the new campaign? Sasa Kalajdzic.

It is of course common knowledge that the powers that be at Old Trafford are on the lookout for reinforcements up top this summer.

Owing to both the departure of Edinson Cavani, and will of Cristiano Ronaldo to follow suit, securing fresh blood at centre-forward has emerged as something of a pressing matter for Erik ten Hag and co.

Stuttgart standout Kalajdzic, in turn, has been identified as a potential addition on United’s part.

Prior to an injury-riddled campaign last time out, Kalajdzic was fresh off an impressive term which saw him rack up 16 goals and five assists in the German top-flight.

As alluded to above, though, if the latest word stemming from the media on Thursday is anything to go by, the 25-year-old will be steering well clear of Manchester this summer, should a fellow countryman have his way.

As per Sky Sport Germany, Kalajdzic has been advised by Austria national team boss Ralf Rangnick to turn down an Old Trafford switch, in favour of staying put with Stuttgart.

This of course comes with Rangnick having spent the 2nd half of last season in the dugout at United.

Evidently, though, having opted against taking up his previously agreed role as lead consultant this summer, the German felt it necessary to inform Kalajdzic of the potential pitfalls of taking his talents to the Theatre of Dreams.

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Conor Laird

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