4 stars Rangnick's Man Utd could target

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Following Ralf Rangnick's appointment as Manchester United manager, four stars who previously worked under the German coach are being linked with a move to Old Trafford, including an African midfielder.  

The 63-year-old is yet to take his first training session at United amid an issue with his work permit, but there is speculation that he will target players he once worked with to sign in the upcoming transfer windows. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see four former Rangnick players United could target in upcoming windows

While he is known as a tactician, Rangnick has also shown himself to be adept at identifying talent, having scouted the likes of Naby Keita, Sadio Mane and Erling Haaland for teams he worked for previously, according to sportsmax 

The Red Devils' new boss could soon shake up the squad he has inherited with four new faces he has previously managed, per The Express. 

The first player who could be of interest is Mali midfielder Amadou Haidara, who has received attention from a host of clubs due his explosive, box-to-box style of play. The 23-year-old has also previously admitted his admiration for the Manchester club. 

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Another potential, and perhaps surprising, target is Chelsea's Timo Werner, who has struggled to find the same form he once showed at RB Leipzig.

Under Rangnick's tutelage in the Bundesliga, the 25-year-old scored a goal every two games in the 2018/19 campaign, and the German coach would be hoping he could reignite that spell of form in the forward should Werner sign for United.  

Two other stars who could be of interest to the Manchester club, per The Express, are German fullback Lukas Klostermann, amid concerns about Aaron Wan-Bissaka's ability going forward in the right-back role, and Nordi Mukiele, whose versatility could aid United's defensive woes.

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