Rangnick urges Manchester United to recruit ‘future top players’ like Haaland | Manchester United

Ralf Rangnick believes that Manchester United’s recruitment policy should be targeted at “future top players” like Erling Haaland, even though he called for realism given competition from Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Erik ten Hag joins as manager in the close season, where Rangnick’s role is to change from being temporary manager to a consultant to help identify transfer targets.

“My opinion is that the club should try to find future top players and try to develop them,” he said. “Haland is 21; this is one of those players. He has developed into one of the most expensive attackers in the world. He would be one of the examples I think needs to be emphasized: that we should try to convince players who are going to be Manchester United players for the next few years. “

United’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Thursday leaves them in sixth place, five behind Arsenal in fourth place, who have two games left. This means that Champions League qualification is remote, and since United had not challenged for the title for nine years either, Rangnick was asked if new high-class footballers would want to join.

He said: “As a club with these supporters, the stadium, the quality of the training ground, I would say yes, but as soon as other clubs like Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are involved, you need some good reasons. Someone has to explain the players, and therefore it is important what Erik thinks.

“I know from Jürgen [Klopp, Liverpool’s manager] and Thomas [Tuchel, Chelsea’s manager] that if they want players they talk to them and the same probably applies to Pep [Guardiola at City]: he talks to them and finds out their mentality and character and whether they are the right fit. ”

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Rangnick offered clarification on his consulting position. “For me, the most important recruitment is that we bring in the best possible players,” he said. “It’s not just identifying, but meeting them and convincing them to join the club, even if we are not playing in the Champions League. As for top players from the academy: identify them.”

Jadon Sancho could be ruled out for the last three games due to tonsillitis, Rangnick added.

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