Ralf Rangnick has already pinpointed where Manchester United need to strengthen ahead of the transfer window this summer. The German coach wants to bring in three players for the club’s next manager
The German coach will move upstairs at the end of the season and into a consultancy role after taking the reins on a temporary basis following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal.
There are already a number of names linked with the permanent role, including Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag and Luis Enrique.
And Rangnick, whose consultancy duties are yet to be clearly outlined, wants to help bring in three players to aid the next manager’s introduction.
According to the Independent, the ex-Lokomotiv Moscow chief has made signing two midfielders and a striker the top priorities.Specifically, a defensive midfielder is being courted with plenty of options already on the shortlist.
West Ham’s Declan Rice remains the main objective while the likes of Boubacar Kamara and Aurelien Tchouameni have also been linked.Robert Lewandowski issues statement as Poland refuse to play Russia after Ukraine invasion
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While a striker is on United’s radar, this might prove to be the trickiest piece of business but perhaps the most integral.
Edinson Cavani will leave when his contract expires at the end of the season with a return to South America on the cards.
But there are also question marks over Cristiano Ronaldo, who will not want to drop into the Europa League if the Red Devils miss out on the top four.
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland would be a dream purchase but United’s neighbours Manchester City are ahead of the queue for his signature.