Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag opted to neglect Ralf Rangnick’s transfer advice and instead signed Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, Antony and Martin Dubravka.
Rangnick has a proven track record for plucking out talents – and did so regularly during his time working with the stable of clubs owned by Red Bull.
However, Ten Hag had his own ideas and wasn’t keen on following Rangnick’s recommendations.
According to The Mirror, Rangnick recommended Manchester United sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig centre-back Josko Gvardiol, RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer, RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku and Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco.
Haaland ended up at Manchester City and have scored 14 goals already in just 10 appearances while Tchouameni has impressed since joining Real Madrid.
Nkunku scored a stunning 35 goals in all competitions last season and has started the new campaign in fine form scoring six times in 11 matches.
Laimer will be out of contract next summer and is attracting interest from Liverpool and Bayern Munich while RB Leipzig rejected an offer of £77million for 20 year old centre-back Gvardiol.