Rangnick agreed £33million fee but player had other ideas

Ralf Rangnick - German manager

Manchester United were not able to bring in even a singe quality player to reinforce Ralf Rangnick’s team in the winter transfer window.

Mali international and Leipzig star, Amadou Haidara, was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford but the African ended up staying with the German side.

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Rangnick is a huge fan of the 24-year-old star and managed to verbally agree a fee worth £33million (The Mirror) to sign him but the move did not happen because United were not prepared to financially back the interim boss.

Moreover, lately, Leipzig’s Christopher Vivell, has revealed that even the player is happy at Leipzig and perhaps he was not interested in moving away from the club.

The technical director stated (via Sky Germany):

“It’s special with the boys who are at the Africa Cup (of Nation). Amadou Haidara has been with us for a long time, an important player. I also don’t think he necessarily wanted that (to leave), to just move somewhere else.”

Man Utd definitely need to strengthen things in the center of the park and the 24-capped international can effectively play in the central/defensive midfield.

Our record signing, Paul Pogba is expected to leave the club after the end of the campaign when his contract will expire. So, the department must be reinforced adequately in the summer transfer window in order to progress next season.

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