Ralf Rangnick’s change of heart at Man Utd as transfer labelled ‘impossible’


Manchester United drew 1-1 with Young Boys in the Champions League as Ralf Rangnick’s comments appear to show he is happy to change his approach to get Edinson Cavani into his side

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In pictures: Man Utd v Young Boys

Manchester United continued the so-called Ralf Rangnick revolution with a 1-1 draw against Young Boys on Wednesday night.

Mason Greenwood volleyed in the opener for a much-changed Red Devils before Fabian Rieder cancelled it out superbly late in the first half.

Rangnick named a number of young players in his matchday squad as Amad Diallo and Anthony Elanga, both 19, started and there were also debuts for the likes of Charlie Savage – son of Robbie – and Zidane Iqbal as well.

“It wasn’t an experiment I did it on purpose because I wanted to save the player’s energy for Norwich on Saturday,” he declared post-game.

Indeed, with more squad players now seemingly set to have a better chance of getting more minutes at Old Trafford, a player former United boss Jose Mourinho had been keen to take to Roma may instead decide to stay with the club.

Here are Mirror Football’s latest Manchester United headlines.

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Youngsters draw with Young Boys

Ralf Rangnick will have a far better idea of the players at his disposal after watching his much-changed Man United side draw with Young Boys in the final Champions League group stage match on Wednesday night.

One of those handed a debut for the Red Devils was Charlie Savage, whose dad Robbie commentated on his arrival on BT Sport.

But that moment was one of many talking points from the match, and Mirror Football has covered five key things that were noticed during the game.

Read the full story here.

‘Impossible’ transfer for Mourinho

United full-back Diogo Dalot may be set to snub a move to Jose Mourinho’s Roma and stay at Old Trafford.

Mourinho signed the Portuguese player during his time at the helm at Old Trafford and rit’s been claimed that the former United boss is keen to take him to Italy on loan.

But Dalot has been offered the chance to impress him as the player started his first game in charge against Crystal Palace.

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Rangnick’s change of heart

United boss Ralf Rangnick is prepared to welcome Edinson Cavani back into the fold at Old Trafford, suggesting the former RB Leipzig coach has had a change of heart.

Rangnick previously suggested he is not a fan of playing older players, instead favouring an approach which prioritises developing young players and ‘creating value’.

The comments came when he spoke about former United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2020, when he claimed it made ‘little sense’ to ‘rely’ on the Swedish forward.

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