Ralf Rangnick could lure some old acquaintances to Manchester United. The ‘Sport Bild’ mentions the already leaked interest in midfielder Amadou Haidara (23) from RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund’s goal machine Erling Haaland (21). Rangnick fostered the father of the Norwegian “Intensive contacts”.
But ‘Sport Bild’ also brings another companion of the 63-year-old trainer into play. According to the magazine, Timo Werner from league rivals FC Chelsea will also be an issue in Manchester this summer. Rangnick had brought the German international to Leipzig in 2016 and made him a top striker.
In 2020 Werner went to Chelsea for 53 million euros, but could not meet the high expectations despite the Champions League title in the first year. So far, the 25-year-old has only scored 15 times in 64 games for the Blues. Coach Thomas Tuchel puts his trust in Werner again and again, but a change of scene in the summer cannot be completely ruled out.
Ronaldo on the hit list?
Meanwhile, ‘Sport Bild’ has yet another bit of spicy information to offer. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (36) is on the Red Devils’ hit list. And that although the Portuguese had only returned to Old Trafford in the summer and has been convincing since then (16 games, ten goals).
Rangnick, however, have a makeover in mind. In addition to Ronaldo, this could also fall victim to Edinson Cavani (34) and Nemanja Matic (33). In addition, according to the ‘Sport Bild’ Paul Pogba (28) and David de Gea (31) are trying to leave Manchester. Before Rangnick can tackle the team upheaval, he has to work with the existing staff until the end of the season.
It is not unreasonable that Rangnick wants to bring in players like Haidara, Haaland or Werner. It would be extremely surprising that it was already clear before the first meeting with Rangnick that Ronaldo should leave in the summer.