According to Bild, Manchester United will reward Ralf Rangnick €10 million if he manages to sign Erling Haaland. The Norwegian is also on Rangnick’s list of three signings at United. Haaland has a good relationship with the German manager because of the time they spent at Salzburg. Moreover, Haaland has a £63 million release clause in his contract.
Manchester United appointed Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager to get them back to winning ways. Rangnick is a highly regarded manager in the world of football. He has a reputation to build clubs and take them to the next level. United were struggling to do anything under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The United board came to a decision to appoint Carrick as the caretaker manager. Moreover, Carrick did a splendid job in the three games he got. He secured a Champions League last 16 spot, a draw against Chelsea, and a win against Arsenal. However, Rangnick will now be taking over the club from here.
The German boss likes players who are fast and good at pressing opponents. Very few players at United fall under that group. As a result, Rangnick wants the proven goalscorer Haaland at the club. United are also ready to give a bonus to the boss if the deal goes through, as per reports.
Why is the combination of Rangnick and Haaland a lethal blow to other clubs?
Ralf Rangnick is known as the godfather of gegenpressing and is praised all over the world. However, he needs fast and aggressive players for his pressing system to succeed. Haaland fits the profile perfectly as he is very fast and uses his physique well. Moreover, he also has the killer instinct of a striker to finish chances. Haaland is sure to get enough chances under the system as the main motive is to win the ball higher up the pitch. In addition to that, Rangnick and Haaland worked together at RB Salzburg where the Norwegian caught the eyes of many big clubs.
United currently have Ronaldo and Cavani who are both great in their own ways. Cavani is a good option for the system but Ronaldo is just undroppable and scores in every game. There is also the option of Greenwood but he first has to learn how to press properly. Rangnick can also be very important in the development of such young players at the club.
Almost every club in Europe have their eyes on Haaland and it will not be easy for any club to secure his services. Haaland would cost a fortune to any club but the quality he will provide will also be second to none. It is quite understandable that United are willing to reward Rangnick if he convinces Haaland to join United. However, Rangnick has poured cold water on the rumours suggesting that he would get a bonus out of the deal.
Although Haaland would be a great addition to the club it will be very complicated to get the deal done. Signing Haaland would United’s forward issues for the long term. Even at age of 21, he has all the qualities of an experienced striker. He has the pace to dribble past defenders and the physique to wrestle opponents. However, most importantly he has the awareness to be in those goalscoring positions and is a perfect fit for Rangnick. United would be luckiest of all if they are successful to secure the signature of Haaland.
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