Ralf Rangnick has revealed his thoughts on the Manchester United transfer policy, reportedly telling the board that they need to get their act together and recruit to a clear playing style if the club is to return to its former glory, The Telegraph’s James Ducker reports.
Speaking with Sky Sports in the build-up to United’s clash against Liverpool, Rangnick reiterated this stance, stating that: “I told the board members about what I have experienced so far, and what I think are the important things we have to pay attention to, and where we have to make sure that we maybe get better at.”
The German manager revealed that the Red Devils need to re-evaluate their transfer policy if they are to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City and said: “apart from the goalkeeping, we need to make sure that we improve the squad in all areas.”
Ralf Rangnick Clashes With the Board Over Manchester United Transfer Policy
Rangnick on United’s Needs
On the Red Devils’ transfer policy, Rangnick revealed that the club need to invest heavily in recruitment, stating: “it’s not enough to bring in three or four new players. It will be more, bearing in mind how many players will no longer be here with the contracts running out.”
With deals expiring for Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Edinson Cavani to name but a few, United may need to look at replacing those players in the next transfer window.
The Manchester giants invested significantly in the squad last summer under former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, bringing in long-time target Jadon Sancho alongside Real Madrid Centre-Back Raphael Varane, as well as luring United legend Christiano Ronaldo back to the club.
The club brought in Sancho for a reported £73 million in July 2021 and following a slow start has become a regular in the starting lineup in the latter half of the 2021/22 season. French Centre-Back Varane also cost the club a reported £34 million, demonstrating how the club hasn’t been afraid to spend the money to improve the squad, rather that they haven’t been investing in the right areas.
United’s Injury Worries
Manchester United are also struggling with injuries to key players at the moment and the United Boss has reportedly called for a review to understand the injury situation at the club. Rangnick questioned how Liverpool can have a clean bill of health despite playing more games due to the Champions League, as well as still being in domestic cup competitions.
With Fred reportedly set to miss the clash against Liverpool, as well as key upcoming games against Arsenal and Chelsea, and Scott McTominay, Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane all side-lined with injuries as well, the club will need to look to others as they continue to push for a fourth-place finish in the Premier League.
United will continue their final push for top four against Liverpool on Tuesday, before travelling to an important fixture at the Emirates on Saturday.