Manchester United is scheduled to face Newcastle United in the Premier League on December 27. However, due to an increase of Covid-19 instances — an outbreak that forced the closure of United’s Carrington training complex last week — United’s games against the Bees (Brentford) and the Seagulls Albion (Brighton) were postponed.
However, their festive schedule is poised to begin following the Premier League’s decision on the topic yesterday afternoon (Monday), despite reports that some of the league’s 20 teams want a brief halt to the season to help minimize Covid-19 instances.
On the other hand, Mino Raiola (Erling Haaland’s agent) claims that the Norwegian may extend his stay at his current German club Borussia Dortmund by another year. The 21-year-old is desired by some top-notch European teams and is said to have a €75 million release fee that kicks in after the current season.
However, Ralf Rangnick, the interim manager at Manchester United, has recently spoken to Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge Rasdal Håland, and is pushing the Red Devils to sign the prolific striker goalscorer. Could this be the deal of the summer?
The German manager has a positive connection with Alf-Inge due to his involvement in the Norwegian’s transfer from Molde FK to FC Red Bull Salzburg. That might provide Manchester United an edge over the competition to discuss the prospect.
Qualifying again for Champions League will be a tremendous attraction, in a manner, an essential one to entice him to transfer to Old Trafford. Manchester United had already tried signing Haaland two years ago, but that never came to pass.
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The Manchester Evening News discloses that the Red Devils interim coach Ralf Rangnick is pressing for the club to recruit Borussia Dortmund and Norwegian star Erling Haaland. The 21-year-old star striker records 19 goals in the last 16 appearances in all competitions this 2021-22 season, is rated as one of the most dynamic, attention-grabbing players on the planet, and has no shortage of fans right across Europe.
Despite substantial interest from other potential clubs, Ralf Rangnick is eager to bring the star to Manchester United and improve United’s offensive options. As revealed by the Manchester Evening News early this year, Haaland is a top goal for United when selecting an attacker to lead the Reds forward-line for the long term.
Paul Pogba Faces a ‘brutal’ Reality Check from Ralf Rangnick, Who Advises Manchester United.
Paul Labile Pogba has been informed he has been “terrible for a long time” by Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick, who has been tasked with cleaning up the locker room.
Pogba has long been under pressure at United due to his club-record cost and uneven performances and was recently informed that he should “not” play at Manchester United again if he declines to sign a contract extension.
He is now recovering from a thigh injury sustained while on international duty with France. His last Premier League game for the Red Devils came in the beating by Liverpool, in which he was sent off immediately after coming on as a sub.
Newcastle United Withdraw Out of Jesse Lingard Contest – Reports
Relegation-threatened Newcastle has withdrawn from the contest of signing the 29-years-old English player in the January transfer window.
Having been pushed aside by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the previous season, Lingard recovered his outstanding performance during a successful loan spell at the London Stadium (Westham). Lingard scored nine goals and contributed five assists in 16 matches as Westham went on to seal their spot in Europe.
During the last months of his Manchester United deal, game-time has been harder to come by this campaign. Negotiations over a contract renewal have also stagnated, although Lingard has opted to stay and ‘battle for his spot’ after Ralf Rangnick was installed as interim coach after Solskjaer’s high-profile firing.
Anthony Martial Is ‘informed’ of the Sevilla Swap.
According to Sky Sports, Anthony Martial, the Manchester United forward, is reportedly interested in joining Sevilla if he is permitted to leave Manchester United next month.
Barcelona and Juventus are also interested in recruiting the 26-year-old Frenchman on a loan contract. Martial is expected to speak with Ralf Rangnick regarding his future with the team in the coming days.
According to Club Insiders, Some Players Return to Carrington Training Ground
Following the previous week’s Covid-19 outbreak among the first-team squad, a handful of players have returned to Carrington training to build up to Monday’s Premier League match against Newcastle.
On Tuesday, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, Raphael Varane, Fred, Scott McTominay, Mason Greenwood, Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw, and Juan Mata arrived at the training complex.
Among those missing were Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, Diogo Dalot, Phil Jones, Jadon Sancho, Tom Heaton, and Dean Henderson.
Ralf Rangnick, United’s manager, is scheduled to hold his pre-match news conference on Thursday.