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Man Utd: Rangnick’s wild list of transfer requests revealed

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The German manager came to Man Utd with long-term plans but had to leave after spending a short period at Old Trafford.

Manchester United reportedly rejected Ralf Rangnick’s request to sign six players in January.

Following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking in November last year, United went on to sign Rangnick as interim manager.

The initial plan was to move the German boss upstairs at the end of the season, giving him an advisory role. But Rangnick left United after Erik ten Hag’s arrival, taking charge of the Austrian national team.

Given United’s disastrous start to the season under Solskjaer, fans expected the club to improve their squad in the January transfer window.

However, the Red Devils finished the window without signing a single player. A new report from Bild reveals new details on Rangnick’s transfer plans at Old Trafford.

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The German outlet claims Rangnick urged United to sign both Erling Haaland and Luis Diaz last winter.

Alvaro Morata, Dusan Vlahovic, Christopher Nkunku and Josko Gvardiol were also on Rangnick’s wish list. But the club refused to sign any of those players, forcing the former RB Leipzig boss to continue the season with his under-equipped squad.

Haaland joined Manchester City at the beginning of the new season, while Liverpool added Diaz to their ranks.

Man Utd, however, are still struggling for enough squad depth up front. The possible departure of Cristiano Ronaldo will most likely force the Red Devils to sign a new striker next summer.