Ralf Rangnick confirms Manchester United board refused to sign three forwards he recommended

Ralf Rangnick confirms Manchester United board refused to sign three forwards he recommended

Ralf Rangnick has revealed that the Manchester United board decided not to sign any of the three forwards he recommended to them in January.

Man United announced Rangnick as their interim manager last year following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November.

Ralf Rangnick knew the squad left by Solskjaer wasn’t in the best shape and thought a few signings, whether temporary or permanent, would help him strengthen the squad.

Manchester United boss went against signing any of his recommendations, given the nature of United’s strikers then at the moment.

Anthony Martial moved to Sevilla on a loan deal, Mason Greenwood got suspended indefinitely by United, Edinson Cavani was injured, and Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were struggling to be fit, which left United to rely on a 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo.

Rangnikc revealed that he suggested Luis Diaz, Dusan Vlahovic and Julian Alvarez to the Manchester United board but the answer he got was ‘no’.

Ralf Rangnick reveals three players the Manchester United board refused to sign
Ralf Rangnick reveals three players the Manchester United board refused to sign

Diaz has been a revelation at Anfield, coming off the bench to help Liverpool come from behind to beat Villarreal 3-2 in the Champions League. Vlahovic moved to Juventus while Alvarez has already agreed a move to Manchester City and he would arrive at Etihad in the summer.

‘The answer at the time was no there was no player on the market that could really help us – there were a few, Diaz who is now at Liverpool, Alvarez who will be at Manchester City in the summer, Vlahovic who at the time still was with Fiorentina those are just three of them that come across my mind now,’ said Rangnick.

‘I spoke to the board and said shouldn’t we at least speak and try and analyse if we could get a player either on loan or as a permanent deal but in the end the answer was no.

‘I still believe that we should have at least tried, if we would’ve found and been able in 48 hours, 48 hours is short notice but it’s still 48 hours, it might have been worth to try and internally discuss but we didn’t and it was not done.’