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Ralf Rangnick Responds To Erling Haaland Transfer Links With Manchester United

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Ralf Rangnick Responds To Erling Haaland Transfer Links With Manchester United

Ralf Rangnick has responded to claims linking Erling Haaland with a move to Manchester United, and those fans hoping for the Norwegian to move to Old Trafford shouldn't hold their breath.

Haaland is set to become the subject of a huge bidding war between Europe's top clubs, but it appears that United have ruled themselves out of the race to sign the Borussia Dortmund star, for the time being at least.

Reports in Germany suggested that Rangnick could €10m (£8.5m) if he managed to convince Haaland to move to Old Trafford - claims which the German dismissed as "nonsense" when quizzed about it during his first press conference as interim manager.

"Let me have a look; £10 million for Erling Haaland, £10m for Kylian Mbappe, £10m for Robert Lewandowski, £10m for Joshua Kimmich. This is nonsense obviously, there are no such clauses in my contract," he said in a tongue-in-cheek manner to the assembled media.

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"It doesn't make sense. I'm more than happy [with the squad]. The offensive strike power we have here, all of the offensive players we have here, quite a few of them didn't play yesterday [against Arsenal] - Martial only came on in the last five minutes, Mason [Greenwood] didn't play at all. We have so many top players in the offensive department that we don't need to speak about any other players."

PA: Ralf Rangnick helped to bring Erling Haaland to RB Salzburg.
PA: Ralf Rangnick helped to bring Erling Haaland to RB Salzburg.

Rangnick has previous history with Haaland after being involved in the move to bring him to RB Salzburg from Molde in January 2019.

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That link sparked somewhat of a media frenzy in accelerating the rumour that Haaland could move to United, but those links have now been quashed by the German.

The new interim boss will now be preparing his current squad of players for a match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Sunday, hoping to secure back-to-back Premier League wins for only the second time this season.

Meanwhile, Haaland has a tantalising Bundesliga clash against Bayern Munich to look forward to on Saturday.

Topics: Manchester United, Erling Haaland, Ralf Rangnick, Premier League

James Hilsum
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