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Ralf Rangnick’s four-point proposal to Man United board after experiencing club’s implosion

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Man United are set for a summer of transition with a new manager and flurry of signings expected, but Ralf Rangnick has warned it could take some time for their changes to take effect

Ralf Rangnick has warned the Manchester United board it could take up to three transfer windows before they can rival Manchester City and Liverpool, after outlining his four-point plan to help the club return to top of English football.

The German watched on as his side squandered the chance to close the gap to top-four rivals Arsenal after a 1-1 draw with Leicester on Saturday — their third home draw in five games.

The Gunners, who have two games in hand, will move six points clear if they beat Crystal Palace on Monday evening, which could bring an end to Man United’s hopes of securing Champions League qualification.

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United were knocked out of the competition by Atletico Madrid in March, confirming they will finish the campaign without a trophy for the fifth consecutive season since their Europa League triumph in May 2017.

That is despite spending £120million last summer to bring in Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

While Rangnick may have been responsible for some of their below-par performances and results, the 63-year-old believes there is an inherent lack of identity within the club.

And the former RB Leipzig coach has provided recommendations to improve their fortunes on and off the pitch, including following the path of their rivals Liverpool and Man City.

According to The Telegraph, Rangnick has outlined his vision which includes: signing players that fit their new manager’s philosophy, recruiting aggressive and physical footballers after recognising United are “too soft”, profiling a player’s DNA and taking a patient approach to transfers, with three transfer windows needed to catch up to their rivals.

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The first step in United’s plan will be to appoint a new manager, with Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino believed to be the frontrunners.

Ten Hag, who has won two Eredivisie titles in four years at Ajax, is understood to be Rangnick’s favoured choice and reportedly has a verbal agreement to leave the Dutch giants if United make an approach.

In explaining his theory, Rangnick pointed to how Liverpool and Man City have grown over the past five years operating under a similar model with Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola respectively: “Man City and Liverpool … have been built together and recruited over a period of five or six years – all of them under the premise of how the coaches want to play,” Rangnick said.

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“I told the board this is what has to happen [at United]. Whenever the new head coach is clear, it has to be: how does he want to play and what kind of players do we need for that? Then we come back to DNA, speed, physicality, tempo. What do we need? This team does not lack technical players, it can do with more physicality.

“It takes right decisions and [clarity over] where you want to go: what kind of players, want kind of manager and then, in every transfer window, try to get the best possible. This is rocket science. It has to be done and, if that happens, it does not necessarily need three or four years. Maybe in two or three transfer windows, then the situation could be different.”

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Report: Chelsea agree personal terms with Inter Milan superstar

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Chelsea look to be closing in on the signing of 19-year-old midfielder Cesare Casadei.

The Blues are reportedly agreeing personal terms with the Inter Milan youngster ahead of what is expected to be a €15m (plus add-ons) transfer. Inter had been looking for around €20m all told.

As per Fabrizio Romano, and others, the highly promising Italy youth international, though who has yet to make his senior professional debut, has agreed a six-year deal with the Blues, choosing Chelsea over the likes of OGC Nice in France and US Sassuolo in Italy.

Presumably, Casadei will not be joining the Chelsea first-team right away, though post-Brexit work permit rules are fairly esoteric and confusing.

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Perhaps he will end up joining one of the aforementioned teams on loan to build up the necessary professional experience? Just speculating…

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While the two teams have yet to agree a transfer, this looks to be drawing to a successful conclusion for us, adding yet another teenager talent to the team as we look to build for not only this season but for many seasons in the future.

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Mikel Arteta drops Youri Tielemans hint as Arsenal can sign ‘more complete’ N’Golo Kante

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Today’s Arsenal transfer round-up on Tuesday, August 16.

Tielemans hint

Mikel Arteta’s increased use of Granit Xhaka could mean that Arsenal are close to giving up on transfer target Youri Tielemans.

The Gunners are still chasing a deal for the Leicester City midfielder but have seen their chances dwindle of doing a deal this summer and now, despite Xhaka previously saying he had come close to leaving, the club could have to do without a new addition.

Xhaka is now part of a new leadership group at the Emirates Stadium, a possible indication that he may remain at the club and throw a move for Tielemans into doubt.

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Kante replacement

With Tielemans becoming less and less attainable this season, Arsenal have reportedly turned their attention elsewhere.

According to the Express, Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is attracting interest from some of Europe’s top clubs including the Gunners and Manchester United. Having been previously compared with Kante, Arsenal’s desire to sign Caicedo is understandable.

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South American football expert Tim Vickery said, “A year ago he was saying that Kante of Chelsea is his role model but he is already more than that. He already offers more in the final third.”

Yeremi Pino flight explained

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has cleared the air regarding Yeremi Pino and denies that a bid has been made for him.

Romano told CaughtOffside, “Many clubs have been following Yeremi Pino for months, he is a top player of the future that at least three Premier League clubs have been monitoring for some time.

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“No proposals have been made yet to Villarreal, who would like more than €50m for their young star; it will not be an easy negotiation.

“As for the rumours about Arsenal – Edu was not travelling to Spain to meet Villarreal, also because Pino’s agents are based in the UK (Stellar Group).”

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Erik Ten Hag believes £64,000 a week player will agree to join Man United – Report

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Despite signing two defenders this summer, Manchester United’s backline has been terrible this season and yet another defender is linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Yesterday, we covered a story (via Sport) claiming that the Red Devils have submitted an offer to sign Sergino Dest, who has received a clear message to leave Barcelona.

Today, the Spanish news source have covered another report and stated that the American international has not been able to impress in the last two years, moreover, he failed to convince Xavi in pre-season. Therefore, his exit is considered essential.

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Erik ten Hag wants to get rid of Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer so that he can complete the signing of Dest, who is valued at 20 million euros.

The Catalan media outlet claim the Dutch manager believes that the 21-year-old Barca defender will agree (say Yes) to join Man United.

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Ten Hag really needs to understand that players from the Netherlands or connections with Ajax are not guaranteed to solve the conundrum at Old Trafford.

Under Van Gaal, Depay and Blind failed to shine for Man United. For Ten Hag, thus far, the likes of Eriksen, Martinez and Malacia have not settled.

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Now, he is pushing to sign another ex Ajax player in the form of Dest. The American was a hit in the Eredivisie but has proved to be average in the La Liga.

The youngster’s current contract at the Nou Camp will expire in 2025 and he earns around £64,000 a week (The Sun).

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