Premier League: Including Liverpool defenders, these are 6 players that Ralf Rangnick might be eyeing at Manchester United


Manchester United interim coach , Ralf Rangnick, is renowned for his ability to spot talents such as Erling Haaland and Sadio Mane before developing them into stars. He had also ‘discovered’ a local British gem that he might be looking at again.

Ralf Rangnick will manage Manchester United until the end of the 2021/2022 season. After that, if according to plan, the German coach will become a transfer consultant with the position of Technical Director.

Rangnick is seen as a pioneer of German coaching and has been described as the ‘father of gegenpressing ‘ and an innovator of the proactive style of play that has

The 63-year-old has never coached outside German football, although his most recent role was at Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow.

In the last decade, Rangnick has stuck with only two seasons of coaching and has chosen to focus on building RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg, with his role as Director of Football. His job: monitor potential young players.

Some of his inventions were Erling Haaland and Sadio Mane. There are also many good players who are not as lucky as these two players.

The following are players who have been on Ralf Rangnick’s bucket list who might return to the target at Manchester United .

Joe Gomez
Yes, this Liverpool defender actually almost joined RB Leipzig when he was 17 years old! Who else but a recommendation from Rangnick.

After joining Liverpool in 2015, Gomez spent a loan spell with Carlton Athletic. That’s when Rangnick put him on the buy list.

Unfortunately, Liverpool do not want to let him go, and according to some media, Gomez is also not ready to leave England because of the age factor.

Callum Wilson
Another low-caste player who caught Rangnick’s attention was Callum Wilson. While still defending Coventry City in League One or the third division of the English League, the striker who is now in the Newcastle United uniform scored 22 goals in the 2013/2014 season.

Unfortunately, Rangnick failed to recruit Callum Wilson because Wilson chose to join AFC Bournemouth. Moreover, the price offered by Rangnick at that time was considered too small.

Ademola Lookman
Like Gomez, Ademola Lookman is a young England international who has made an impression at Charlton Athletic. The difference is, Rangnick managed to bring him to RB Leipzig even though it was only on loan.

Successfully scoring five goals from 11 matches, Lookman was then made permanent by Leipzig. He had returned to England, to be precise at Fulham as a loan player and is now playing for Leicester City.

Oliver Burke

It was a transfer record for a Scottish player and although Burke was still a teenager, he made an instant impact in the Bundesliga by providing an assist to Naby Keita on his debut before scoring his first goal in a league game 15 days later.

Unfortunately, the quality dimmed and returned to England. Will Rangnick bring him to Manchester United considering Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo are getting old?

Ethan Ampadu
Another teenager recruited by Rangnick, Ampadu, rarely featured for Chelsea before moving to Leipzig in 2019.

He played a small role in their run to the last four of the Champions League that season, but has only enjoyed first-team play afterwards at Sheffield United and now, at Venice.

Emile Smith-Rowe
Now a star at Arsenal, Smith-Rowe’s talent was first spotted by RB Leipzig, who signed him on loan before he made his Premier League debut for the Gunners.

Smith-Rowe’s Germany career was interrupted by a groin injury that saw him only play 28 minutes spread over three substitute appearances.

Apart from this, seeing Smith-Rowe now a mainstay of Arsenal, Rangnick’s eagle eye really proved sophisticated.