Manchester United coach Ralf Rangnick asks more from his stars – or reinforcements:
Ralf Rangnick has been interim coach at Manchester United for a few days and has clear ideas about how the team should develop.
According to the “Daily Mail” latest reports, the ex-Leipzig coach is said to have mentioned a weak point in the first presentation with the bosses of the English record champions: the defensive midfield. And there wants Rangnick to make some improvements, and will aim to build a competitive team.
As “ESPN” reports, three stars should be on his wish list:
► Jude Bellingham. Contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2025. Market value 70 million euros. The Englishman was trained in Birmingham and is considered a midfield jewel with a great future. When Bellingham moved from the island to Dortmund for 23 million euros in the summer of 2020, United was also interested. But is said to have offered not enough salary to convince him choose United.
► Kalvin Phillips. Contract in Leeds until 2024. Market value 40 million euros. Problem: Jürgen Klopp should also “angle” for the national player and, according to the “Daily Star”, be ahead United for the Leeds star. Considering the fact that Liverpool is Phillips’ dream club, will not be easy for United to get him. Despite this United is not giving up, they are said to have put together a 71 million euro package to get him in the summer.
► Amadou Haidara. Contract in Leipzig until 2025. Market value EUR 24 million. He is considered one of Rangnick’s favorite “students”. In 2019, he brought the man from Mali from Salzburg to RB, although he had just torn his cruciate ligament. Advantage: He knows the Rangnick system as he can be used both offensively and defensively.
Luring one of the stars to Old Trafford in the winter or doing another top transfer is almost impossible. Rangnick knows that too and plans well in advance. According to “ESPN” : The Top Transfer target remains the Dortmund’s star striker Erling Haaland (market value 150 million euros).