Man United hand Ralf Rangnick huge transfer budget amid ruthless Donny van de Beek comparison

Ralf Rangnick will soon start his new job at Old Trafford and discover the monumental task he has on his hands.

The Red Devils have struggled this season despite having a huge summer transfer window where they managed to bring in long-term target Jadon Sancho, serial winner Raphel Varane and superstar forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

And it appears the bosses at United recognise just how much work there is to do – with Rangnick being handed a huge transfer budget for the upcoming January window.

The German coach will already know who he wants to spend the money on as well, with United chiefs hoping to use his knowledge and past dealings in their bid to land Erling Haaland next summer.

Rangnick’s January transfer budget

New boss Ralf Rangnick has arrived at Manchester United and has had a guided tour of Old Trafford.

And the conversations between him and the board have already turned to business, with the January transfer budget having been decided.

It could be a huge month for the Red Devils as they aim to bring in the players who can get their season back on track and help secure Champions League football for next season, and maybe even some silverware before the summer.

Two transfers targeted

The incoming United boss has already picked out two players he’d like to use some of his sizeable budget on in January.

With United struggling in the Premier League, the new boss appears to have two players from his former club RB Leipzig in mind to help turn their ailing season around.

And it appears their arrivals could help solve United’s problems in the middle of the park while also helping Rangnick to implement his high-pressing style of play.

Ruthless van de Beek comparison

Donny van de Beek has had a difficult time at Old Trafford following his arrival from Ajax for around £40million in the summer of 2020.

The Dutch international has found himself often overlooked for the likes of Fred and Scott McTominay in the United starting XI and is yet to make an impact at the club despite being one of Europe’s hottest properties when he arrived.

And his struggles have not gone unnoticed by staff at United, who are said to have compared him to another former Red Devils player while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was at the helm.