While Rangnick has laid out a blueprint for how Manchester United should approach the transfer market, the Red Devils have already tried and failed to create an alternative tactic in the past as well.
Ralf Rangnick was somewhat correct in identifying the adjustments that need to be done when he detailed how he believes Manchester United should function in the transfer market.
If when Rangnick’s dismal spell as interim manager is over, then will spend his time between coaching Austria and counseling Manchester United. However, there is a growing sense that, as Erik ten Hag puts his feet under the table and develops a working connection with John Murtough, Rangnick’s phone will literally stop ringing.
However, as he began fleshing out the details of his two-year consultancy role, he indicated that the primary focus would be on recruitment.
Despite the widely held belief that recruitment at Manchester United has been a disaster in recent years (which is partly true), the transfer window that was opened last summer was impressive.
Rangnick, on the other hand, has consistently emphasized the importance of developing the next generation of United’s stars rather than focusing on the stars of today.
“Right now, the most critical aspect for me is recruitment,” Rangnick stated. That is, in my opinion, the most important thing: bringing in the very best players, and discussing who those players might be.”
“In my opinion, the club should seek for and develop future top stars. To me, this is the most crucial part of the process: discovering the right players, seeing them face-to-face, and persuading them to join the team even if we won’t be participating in the Champions League this season.
In response to the question of whether the finest players in the world were present, Rangnick stated that
That view is flawed only in that it accurately describes what United attempted to do. While seeking to recruit Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw Haaland in person in December 2019.
Although Haaland and his camp felt Borussia Dortmund were a better fit for his growth, it’s difficult to disagree with that judgment after scoring 82 goals in 86 appearances, especially if a move to the Etihad Stadium occurs in the coming months.
United attempted a similar strategy with Jude Bellingham. Sir Alex Ferguson was among the welcome committee members who showed the then-16-year-old midfielder and his family around Carrington in March 2020.
As a result, Bellingham and his aides once again decided to leave Old Trafford. He selected