Manchester United board overruled Ralf Rangnick on exit and £33m signing after ‘verbal agreement’
MANCHESTER UNITED failed to add any new players in the January transfer window…
Despite Ralf Rangnick agreeing to at least one signing and departure, both of which were seemingly rejected by the club’s leadership last month, the Manchester United board had the last say on any possible incomings and exits.
Following a rocky start to life in the Old Trafford hotseat, the interim manager has been working hard to turn United’s season around and was open to improving the squad if possible.
United, on the other hand, has made it clear that they would not make any new signings in the winter transfer window because they have yet to decide on a new manager.
Club executives want to halt all expenditure and recruitment until they have a new manager in place, allowing them to sign players who fit his philosophy and identity.
United’s summer business is expected to be a success if they are to cut the gap on Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea.
Rangnick, on the other hand, was desperate to add at least one player to his team, namely Amadou Haidara.
According to the Mirror, the former RB Leipzig manager has reached a verbal agreement with his previous club on a £33 million deal for Amadou Haidara.
United, on the other hand, had other plans and opted out of a trade that Newcastle was also considering.
Despite the fact that Haidara would have filled a significant hole in United’s roster, those in charge said they wanted to wait until the summer before spending any money.
Haidara was also interested in the move, having followed United as a child, but he will remain with Leipzig for the time being.
After Jesse Lingard came close to joining Newcastle, the board intervened to prevent a late departure.
He had been a target for the Magpies throughout the transfer window, but a move to Tyneside had been effectively ruled out due to United’s demand for a large loan fee (£12 million).
The asking price was then cut on deadline day, but the United board intervened when Rangnick offered Lingard his consent to leave.
There was a sense that the club was drastically weakening their team after loaning Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek to Sevilla and Everton, respectively.
Mason Greenwood’s arrest and ban also leaves United vulnerable on the ground in attack.
While it is expected that Lingard will leave when his contract expires at the end of the season, he will not be leaving for the time being.
Instead, he could get the minutes he was promised by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when he was informed he had a future at United at the start of the season.
Lingard hasn’t played much since then, despite an outstanding second half of the season on loan at West Ham in 2020/21, when he forced his way back into England’s thoughts.