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Revealed: The four transfer targets Ralf Rangnick recommended to Manchester United

Ralf Rangnick reportedly recommended four players to Manchester United before he left the club.


Rangnick was appointed  interim boss in the middle of last season following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

It was expected that Rangnick would take interim charge of the club until a permanent boss was appointed before then transitioning into a two-year consultancy role.

However, Rangnick’s stint as interim manager did not go well at all. The Austrian guided United to their lowest ever points total in the history of the Premier League and suffered some very heavy losses along the way.

Rangnick then took the job as Austria national team coach before stepping down from his consultancy role.

Before he left, though, the Manchester Evening News report that Rangnick recommended four signings to United.

It is claimed Ralf Rangnick recommended Josko Gvardiol and Konrad Laimer to the Manchester United board before he left the club in the first week of manager Erik ten Hag’s reign.

Elsewhere, Rangnick advised United to scout Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku. And, although United’s chances of signing Erling Haaland were always remote, Rangnick urged the Red Devils to try and negotiate a deal due to the Norwegian striker’s release clause that became active this year.

Rangnick also flagged now Manchester City star Julian Alvarez as a possible attacking option in January before he joined United’s bitter rivals.

Whilst Rangnick did not go a great job as manager, his advice as a consultant likely would have helped United, as all of those players are much better than Marco Arnautovic and Adrien Rabiot – the last two players to be linked with the club.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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