Ralf Rangnick, the manager of Manchester United, has disclosed the discussion he had with the Old Trafford board of directors during the January transfer window.
The German was speaking at a press conference ahead of the club’s Premier League match on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, against Brighton and Hove Albion. Rangnick claims he notified Manchester United’s board of directors that he needed a striker during the winter transfer window, but they refused.
We lost three strikers, long-term. We should have tried to sign a player in the 48 hours we had in January since we knew Mason Greenwood wouldn’t be available and Anthony Martial had already left on loan. There were a few options that were interested in January, Diaz, who is now at Liverpool; Alvarez, who will be at Manchester City in the summer; and Vlahovic, who at the time was still with Fiorentina. The answer was ‘no’ and that was it. I spoke to the board and told them ‘shouldn’t we at least speak & analyse and find if we can at least get a player, on loan or permanent deal?. In the end, the answer was no.
Rangnick will become a consultant next season, while Erik Ten Hag, a Dutchman, will take over as coach of the Red Devils at the end of the current season.