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Give me a Rank, Erling
Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has been in contact with Erling Haaland’s father Alf-Inge, according to reports.
Haaland has been linked with a move to United since entering the scene in 2019 with Red Bull Salzburg before joining Borussia Dortmund last year where he amassed an impressive 76 goals in 75 appearances.
Rangnick helped facilitate the move of star striker to Dortmund when he was director of football at Salzburg, as well as sister club RB Leipzig.
According to Manchester Evening News, the German head coach has spoken to Alf-Inge in hopes their relationship will give the Red Devils an advantage in the bidding war against the Norway international.
Rangnick, who will take on a two-year advisory role at the club in June, has remained close to the former Manchester City player.
The 21-year-old is being watched by United’s Premier League rivals City and has previously been touted as a target for both Liverpool and Chelsea.
The Norwegian talisman has also been observed by Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
The center-forward will be available for a bargain price of € 75million (£ 63.8million) this summer and it looks increasingly likely that he will leave Dortmund.
The 63-year-old manager has proven to be able to lure Erling to another club as he was instrumental in convincing him to switch from Molde to Salzburg two years ago.
Rangnick recently said: “I know what kind of player he is – the whole world has realized how good the player is.
“The offensive players that we have here, we have so many better players in the offensive department that we don’t need to talk about another player.”