Man United new boss Ralf Rangnick sends warning as Cristiano Ronaldo gets PSG offer

Excitement abounds at Manchester United after Ralf Rangnick officially took over the reins as manager on Friday.

After experiencing work visa difficulties Rangnick has now taken over from Michael Carrick, who decided to leave the club rather than work under the German.

The 63-year-old will take charge of his first game against Crystal Palace on Sunday and is already looking ahead to the future.

The Mirror revealed that the United board have full faith in Rangnick and are ready to back him with as much as £100million to strengthen the squad in 2022.

It is early days of the new era, but let Mirror Football take you through the latest news lines and rumours concerning United.

Rangnick sends transfer warning

Rangnick played down the possibility of a flurry of transfers in the January window in his first press conference on Friday morning.

Rangnick was quick to dismiss rumours over Erling Haaland as “nonsense”, before making a joke about Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski.

“We haven’t spoken about new players and it’s not the time to speak about new players,” he added.

“It’s the time to get to know the current squad in detail. This is the major focus for the next couple of weeks, to get to know the players that we have currently.

“The squad is definitely not too small, there are enough players in the squad. Maybe at Christmas or after Christmas, there will be a possible time to speak about possible transfers in the winter.

“In my experience, winter is not the best possible time for sustainable transfers and, with this quality of players we have here, it would in theory only make sense if you can get players who can almost guarantee you more quality.”

Ronaldo offered to PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo was the star of the show for United against Arsenal on Thursday night, scoring twice in the 3-2 win.

But the rumours continue to swirl about how the 36-year-old will fit in under Rangnick’s management.

El Nacional reports that Jorge Mendes is already one step ahead, having offered his client to Paris Saint-Germain to replace Kylian Mbappe, who is reportedly set to join Real Madrid next summer.

Mbappe is out of contract on July 1 and is refusing to put pen to a new deal after Real saw two massive bids rejected for the French striker in the summer.

Mendes is apparently keen to unite Ronaldo with his long-time foe Lionel Messi at PSG before the duo retire.