Ralf Rangnick wanted Manchester United to sign RB Leipzig’s Nordi Mukiele – Man Utd News

Ralf Rangnick wanted Manchester United to sign RB Leipzig’s Nordi Mukiele – Man Utd News

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Former Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick wanted to sign Nordi Mukiele, according to reports. 

The 24-year-old has been a consistent performer at RB Leipzig during the previous few years. 

Last season, he made 38 appearances across all competitions, with six of them coming in the Champions League. 

His performances attracted the attention of several clubs, including Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain. 

However, the Red Devils’ interest has cooled now and they haven’t made any fresh contacts in recent weeks. 

According to reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano (writing on his CaughtOffside column on Substack – subscription required), the 24-year-old has now agreed on personal terms with Paris Saint-Germain who are currently in negotiations with RB Leipzig. 

Should United have signed Nordi Mukiele?

Nordi Mukiele joined RB Leipzig in 2018 and has since made 146 appearances across all competitions for the German outfit. 

The 24-year-old is known for his incredible versatility and can play as both a centre-back and a right-back. 

His stats in the Bundesliga are very impressive, with the French defender averaging 1.3 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 1.5 clearances per game last season (as per WhoScored). 

However, Manchester United already look well-stocked in the centre of defence. The Red Devils already have Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof on their books while they have also agreed a deal for Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez. 

But United look in need of a new right-back and Mukiele would have been a quality addition for that position. 

The Red Devils’ first-choice right-back last season was Aaron Wan-Bissaka. However, he struggled to perform well and lost his spot to Diogo Dalot during the second half of the campaign. 

The English player’s future at Old Trafford looks uncertain with the Red Devils seemingly looking for a new right-back. 

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