Manchester United ignored former interim manager Ralf Rangnick’s advice to sign Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni before the German departed Old Trafford for the Austrian national team.
Aurelien Tchouameni is one of the most promising defensive midfielders in European football and made 50 appearances for the Ligue 1 side last season across competitions.
While Manchester City and Liverpool have already signed players this summer despite their successful season, Manchester United are yet to sign a player even though we finished 6th in the league.
According to Andy Mitten via Metro, Rangnick urged Manchester United to make a move for the France international before he left the club after the final game of the season against Crystal Palace.
Manchester United ignored Rangnick’s advice and the 22 year old midfielder is now set to join European champions Real Madrid for a fee of €100million.
Rangnick was unimpressed with Manchester United’s transfer strategy and said the club needed to sign up to ten players this summer before he departed.
Rangnick had been set to work as a consultant for the club, helping United’s board to identify new players and to advise on transfer strategy before leaving the club after talks between Manchester United and the German.
Manchester United are yet to make a signing this summer, with the club focused on signing Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong before moving on to new targets.
Rangnick’s reign in charge of the Red Devils turned out to be a disaster but he has had a good start as boss of the Austrian national team.
Austria’s captain and Real Madrid defender David Alaba believes the German wasn’t given enough time at Manchester United.
Alaba said: “He [Rangnick] has been really good, you can see we have a really good plan and you can see it works for us on the pitch.
“He doesn’t want us to let the opponents breathe air. It is good for us. I have known Ralf since I was 18 years old and he is a world-class coach.
“What he did in the past is something special and now I am seeing it close up. He showed what he can do at Leipzig, Salzburg and Hoffenheim.
“He didn’t have a lot of time in Manchester. He has a really good plan and knows a lot about football.”