Ralf Rangnick ‘interested in signing £50m John McGinn’ with Pogba and Lingaard’s future uncertain
Ralf Rangnick ‘interested in signing £50million Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn’ as German makes plans to rebuild Manchester United… with Pogba and Lingaard’s future uncertain
- Ralf Rangnick will lead his first game at Manchester United on Sunday
- The German supremo has taken over the interim appointment from Michael Carrick
- Rangnick will be adding new faces in January to lift a bleak Old Trafford mood
- John McGinn reportedly under consideration but could cost £50m
An uproar awaits Manchester United’s squad in January, with Ralf Rangnick reportedly targeting Aston Villa’s John McGinn to bring new energy to the team.
The German coach will be in Old Trafford’s dugout on Sunday for his first game as leader of Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. He will understand much more of the task ahead after 90 minutes against Patrick Vieira’s team.
The days of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard and Fred may be numbered at United, and the midfield is the key area for improvement.
John McGinn could be targeted by Manchester United in January with Ralf Rangnick at the helm
The German has been training for the first time and will lead Sunday’s Crystal Palace game
United are reportedly fond of McGinn’s cool head, pressure and talent on the ball, and the Scotsman is on United’s radar for January, according to the Sun.
The 20-time Premier League champions last showed interest in McGinn in 2019, with Villa reportedly demanding £50million.
The Scotsman is a central part of Villa’s squad and Steven Gerrard may be reluctant to lose such an established and influential player, who played a pivotal role in their return to the Premier League.
Especially if Sir Alex Ferguson gets involved, Villa will likely stand little chance of convincing the midfielder to stay if United call.
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New Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard won’t want to see influential midfielder McGinn leave
McGinn has three and a half years left on his contract, which he wrote a year ago. The 27-year-old scored 16 and assisted 20 in 124 appearances for Villa over a four-year period.
United have fallen to seventh place, 14 points behind leaders Manchester City after just 14 games. They can close that gap to 11 with a win over Palace.
Carrick managed to keep the ship stable after United’s harrowing 4-1 defeat to Watford put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in pack, beating Villarreal, holding Chelsea and giving Arsenal the lead.
Jamie Carragher thinks it will be difficult for Rangnick to get United back into the Champions League after the catastrophic end to Solskjaer’s reign.