Manchester United interim supervisor Ralf Rangnick mentioned that his request for a striker on the finish of the January switch window was turned down by the membership regardless of the Old Trafford aspect dropping Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood throughout that interval.
Martial joined Sevilla on mortgage whereas Greenwood was suspended by United over rape and assault allegations.
Rangnick mentioned that Porto’s Luis Diaz, Julian Alvarez of River Plate and Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic had been on his wishlist however the German was informed that “there was no player on the market that could really help us”.
“We had four days off at the time and on the Sunday I was informed about the issues with Mason Greenwood and obviously Anthony Martial had already left,” Rangnick informed reporters forward of Saturday’s (May 7) league journey to Brighton & Hove Albion.
“I was aware that within four days we had some strikers missing and it might make sense, we were still in three competitions – Champions League, FA Cup and fourth in the league. I spoke to the board … but in the end the answer was no.”
Diaz has since joined Liverpool and flourished whereas Vlahovic has moved to Juventus and Alvarez will play for champions Manchester City subsequent season.
“I still believe that we should have at least tried, if we would’ve found and been able in 48 hours, 48 hours is short notice but it’s still 48 hours, it might have been worth to try and internally discuss but we didn’t,” added Rangnick.
United have been reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo for targets – 24 in all competitions – this season, with Edinson Cavani’s recreation time restricted resulting from damage and Marcus Rashford struggling for kind.
United, who will welcome Erik ten Hag as their everlasting supervisor in the summer time, are at present sixth in the league, 5 factors off the final Champions League spot with two video games to play.
Source : channelnewsasia.com