Ralf Rangnick names former Chelsea flop and five other as his prime target for Manchester United before Club reject the star
Former Man Utd manager names players he wanted to sign before ‘club refused’
Ralf Rangnick, the former interim manager of Manchester United, has highlighted six transfer targets that he attempted to pursue while at the club.
Following the dismissal of former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on November 29, 2021, United appointed the German coach.
His term as caretaker manager lasted until the end of the season, as the club looked for a suitable replacement for the permanent position, which was subsequently awarded to Erik ten Hag. Rangnick would later stay in Manchester to work as a consultant.
During Rangnick’s tenure, the Red Devils finished with the poorest points-total record in franchise history. They were defeated 4-0 by Liverpool and 4-0 by Brighton & Hove Albion.
The German coach left the club over the summer, despite an agreement that he would continue in a separate role, after being named head coach of the Austrian national team. Because the job was deemed too demanding to continue alongside his duties at United, he and the club mutually agreed to cancel the proposal.
Rangnick discusses United’s transfer policy.
Rangnick has notified Christian Falk about the transfer restrictions imposed by the board since leaving United. The coach urged the team to sign Alvaro Morata, Dusan Vlahovic, Christopher Nkunku, Josko Gvardiol, Luis Diaz, and Erling Haaland, both of whom are now playing for rivals Liverpool and Manchester City. “The club refused winter moves,” he confirmed.
Ten Hag bolstered the squad in his first window at the club, bringing in Christian Eriksen, Casemiro, Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, and Antony, all of whom have played major roles at United since signing.