Ralf Rangnick slammed for his comments about Erling Haaland 

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Ralf Rangnick has been criticised by Dimitar Berbatov for implying Manchester United aren’t interested in signing Erling Haaland, and urged to change his mindset if he wants to help Manchester United become great again.

The German was recently quizzed by a fan about Man United’s links with the Borussia Dortmund striker, following the goalless draw against Watford last weekend, and he told the supporter he ‘must be dreaming’.

The Red Devils were close to signing Haaland back in 2020, but the Norwegian chose instead, to remain with Dortmund. 

The 21 year old has now grown into a more efficient goalscorer, and is attracting interest from the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona, but Berbatov believes United should be contenders for his services too, and not concede defeat.

He told BetFair, “I saw the video going around social media of Ralf Rangnick laughing off Erling Haaland signing for United.

“He told a fan that they ‘must be dreaming’ about signing him, maybe that’s a sign that they can’t afford him or it’s not possible for him to move to the club at this moment in time when they aren’t producing good enough football to get his interest, maybe that’s what he meant.

“For me they need to go back to those high standards of performance that they used to set, so that they can attract big players.

“Everybody wants him in summer and maybe Rangnick was being realistic. It’s not a great look though, and in this day and age you have to be careful because you can end up in a moment where you need to explain yourself.

“You must be mad to not want a player like Haaland in your team, so maybe Ralf Rangnick should start dreaming.”