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Man United consider left-field Ralf Rangnick replacement as they ‘enquire about Italian boss’

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Manchester United are considering replacing Ralf Rangnick with Inter Milan boss Simone Inzaghi.

The Red Devils appointed Rangnick as their interim manager in November following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But he is set to move into a behind-the-scenes role at the end of the campaign.

United have struggled to find a long-term successor to Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired at the end of the 2012/13 season.

Seven men have taken the helm at Old Trafford on a temporary or permanent basis since – but none of those have been convincing.

David Moyes was the man who took on the poisoned chalice of following directly after Ferguson, but lasted less than a season before being axed.

Legendary winger Ryan Giggs then had a short stint as caretaker manager before Dutchman Louis van Gaal oversaw the team for two years.

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An FA Cup trophy wasn’t enough to save his job at the end of the 2015/16 campaign as Jose Mourinho came in with the promise of achieving big things.

The former Chelsea boss managed to lead United to League Cup and Europa League triumph during his first season at the club.

But his style of football was disparaged by large sections of the fanbase and he was given his marching orders in late 2018 following a downturn in form.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was then appointed on a temporary basis before being handed the job permanently and helped to bring an attacking edge back to the team.

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But he was sacked earlier this season, with Michael Carrick overseeing three games before Rangnick was chosen to guide the team until the end of the season.

The German has been tipped to take the job permanently at the end of the campaign if he impresses but, according to Corriere dello Sport, United chiefs have enquired about Inzaghi’s availability in the summer.

Inzaghi took over as Inter boss last June following the departure of Antonio Conte and signed a deal until the summer of 2023.

The former striker had previously worked his way up from a youth team manager at Lazio to become the club’s first team boss.

And the 45-year-old enjoyed five seasons in charge at Stadio Olimpico.

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This season, Inzaghi has guided Inter to the top of the Serie A table, courtesy of 15 wins from 20 games.

And he has also helped his team reach the knockout stages of the Champions League after they finished second in the Group D table.

But United could face competition from Atletico Madrid for the Italian’s signature as the La Liga side are also said to be interested in the boss.

Inzaghi is currently ranked as an outsider to take over at United – but if club bosses are confident he can repeat his Inter success in England, they may look to the left-field option to help them compete for honours in the years ahead.

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Man United ready to agree net £34million+ contract for signing, guarantee stability for decades

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Manchester United are serious about signing a world class star in the form of Casemiro and reports suggest that they are ready to agree a mammoth contract to convince the player.

As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), the Real Madrid superstar is really tempted by the offer made by the Red Devils.

The famous Spanish news source have mentioned that Man Utd have tabled a five year deal that will make the midfielder earn a net salary of more than £34million (40 million euros).

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Casemiro is now in a massive dilemma. United’s offer is so succulent that it guarantees the midfielder and his family’s stability for ‘decades’.

On the other hand, by accepting such a contract, the Brazilian international will have to give up on immediate sporting glory.

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Moving to Old Trafford would mean swapping Champions League for Europa League and it is a hard decision to make for someone who is currently a European Champion and has won the continent’s premier competition five times.

AS claim the situation must be resolved soon. If Casemiro gives the green light to leave, then Real Madrid would demand a fee of at least £68million (80 million euros) to sell him.

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The Samba star is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but the Los Blancos have already prepared for the future by signing youngsters like Camavinga and Tchouameni, who can effectively play in the DM position.

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Charlie McNeill called up to Manchester United first team training

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Erik ten Hag has called up Charlie McNeill to first team training, with the young striker pictured in training on Wednesday.

The call up is a great way for McNeill to make an impression on the Manchester United manager, amid a tricky start to the season.

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McNeill was an unused substitute in Manchester United’s final pre-season friendly in at Old Trafford against Rayo Vallecano.

This was the closest the young striker has come to the first team, and he was back with the under-21s to start the season

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McNeill was a substitute in United’s most recent under-21 fixture, with Spanish striker Mateo Mejia preferred.

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But it was McNeill who got the nod to join Erik ten Hag’s most recent training session, where he was pictured alongsie Christian Eriksen, James Garner, Scott McTominay and Tyrell Malacia

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Man United facing two-way transfer problems as Erik ten Hag looks to offload six stars

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Manchester United are focused on trying to bring in at least three new signings before deadline day to halt a season already mired in crisis.

But offloading existing players has become just as problematic for United as persuading new names to join Erik ten Hag’s abject side, which currently sits rock-bottom of the Premier League.

United want to get rid of at least six players – Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, James Garner and Brandon Williams – before deadline day in a fortnight’s time.

But so far there have been no takers for United’s cast-offs, with many on such exorbitant wages or simply not considered good enough for other clubs to decide to take them on.

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Although United managed to sell Andreas Pereira to Fulham for £8.5million and send Alex Telles out on loan to Sevilla for the season, shifting other players to raise funds is proving tricky.

Bailly, who failed to even make the nine-man bench for ten Hag’s first two United games, has been told he can leave, but no club has so far made a firm move for the 28-year-old defender.

West Ham, Marseille and Monaco have all expressed interest in the Ivory Coast international, but with two years left on a deal worth £100,000-a-week, Bailly’s wages are proving a stumbling block.

Those clubs interested in Bailly want to take him on loan, with United continuing to pay a significant chunk of his wages. It is a similar story with most of the players United want to jettison.

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United, in contrast, want a permanent sale, to raise revenue to reinvest in the players ten Hag needs to bolster his squad after beginning his tenure with defeats to Brighton and Brentford.

Bailly’s situation is indicative of the lack of effective leadership at United, which has seen the club hand lucrative, long-term contracts to players who have barely featured in recent seasons.

In the case of Bailly, he signed a contract extension in April 2021, keeping him at United until 2023, with the option for a further year. Yet since signing that new deal, Bailly has made just eight Premier League appearances and has not made a competitive appearance for United since December last year.

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It is a familiar story with Jones, who in February 2019 penned a new deal until 2023, with an option for an extra year, but in that time has made just 21 appearances. There has been little interest in Wan-Bissaka, bought from Crystal Palace for £50m in 2019 under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but who has been told by ten Hag to find a new club.

Yet while United are struggling to persuade players to come to Old Trafford, getting them out of the door is proving just as taxing, symbolic of a club in decline and without any coherent strategy.

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