Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick ‘in contact with Erling Haaland’s City legend dad Alf-Inge over £64m transfer from Dortmund’

MANCHESTER UNITED interim manager Ralf Rangnick has been in contact with Erling Haaland's father Alf-Inge, reports suggest.

Haaland has been linked with a move to United ever since bursting onto the scene in 2019 with Red Bull Salzburg before joining Borussia Dortmund last year where he has amassed a staggering total of 76 goals in 75 matches.

Rangnick helped facilitate the star striker's move to Dortmund when he was the director of football at Salzburg, as well as sister club RB Leipzig.

According to Manchester Evening News, the German head coach has held talks with Alf-Inge hoping that their relationship will give the Red Devils an advantage in the bidding war over the Norway international.

Rangnick, who will take on a two-year consultancy role at the club in June, has remained close with the former Manchester City player.

The 21-year-old is being monitored by United's Premier League rivals City, and has been previously touted as a Liverpool and Chelsea target.

The Norwegian talisman has also been eyed by Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

The centre-forward will be available for a bargain €75million (£63.8m) fee in the summer and it is looking increasingly likely he will leave Dortmund.


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The 63-year-old manager has proven capable of luring Erling to another club as he played a key role in convincing him to switch Molde for Salzburg two years ago.

Rangnick recently said: "I know what kind of player he is — the whole world has realised how good the player is.

"The offensive players we have here, we have so many top players in the offensive department that we don't need to speak about any other player."

He added: "Erling Haaland is a fantastic striker.

"I know best myself, because I was together with the people at Salzburg with my friend Kristoff and the people there were a little bit involved in the move from Molde to Salzburg, and therefore I know what kind of player he is.”

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