Heading for Old Trafford? Rangnick tipped to bring in-demand £150 million man to Manchester United

Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen has backed incoming caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick to sign Erling Haaland for the Red Devils.

Michael Carrick has been in charge for the Champions League victory over Villarreal and Premier League draw with Chelsea, but United hired Rangnick this weekend to get them through to the end of the season

Rangnick signed a six-month contract with Manchester United before they appoint a permanent manager next summer, but could be moved into another role with the Red Devils following his stint as manager.

And Meulensteen, who worked under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, believes Rangnick’s ties in Germany could boost Manchester United’s chances of signing long-term transfer target Haaland.

Haaland, 21, has scored 71 goals in 70 matches for Borussia Dortmund but could be sold for around £68m next summer when his release clause kicks in.

‘Football is about relationships,’ Meulensteen told Stadium Astro. ‘We all know that Haaland is a tremendous talent with an unbelievable goalscoring record. He’s young, he’s direct, he’s quick, he’s strong.

‘I think like a lot of fans I expected him to be at Man United already because of that relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. They know each other but for whatever reason it hasn’t materialised.

‘It is important that you have got good relationships. Maybe Rangnick can bring something to the table and bring someone like Haaland to Manchester United. I think that would be a big scoop.’

Icfootballnews view….

It goes without saying how big a signing this would be. No one can, nor would, say no to bringing the Norwegian to their club as he is one of the most deadly players in world football right now

But with other clubs also linked, United will need to guarantee the player they will be playing Champions League football and challenging for all the big titles

Can they do that right now?


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