Ralf Rangnick claims Manchester United need ‘6 or 8 top players’ this summer amid Ten Hag arrival

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has admitted that the club need ‘a number of new players’ this summer, before suggesting that the number could be between 6 and 8 ‘top’ players, to give them any chance of managing a complete rebuild in the coming seasons.

The Red Devils have endured a miserable season to date, and are now certain to miss out on Champions League football for next season and look certain to qualify for the Europa League; a long way from the initial title charge that the Red side of Manchester had envisioned.

And, speaking ahead of the clash with Brighton on Saturday afternoon, in which a win would effectively secure a sixth-placed finish, Rangnick revealed that although he has not yet spoken to incoming boss Erik ten Hag, he expects that the club will need 6 to 8 new players in the first team.

Strikers on the list

Chief among those are expected to be forwards, with Cristiano Ronaldo now 37 years old, Edinson Cavani leaving the club in the summer and the futures of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial unclear.

Ralf Rangnick claims Manchester United need '6 or 8 top players' this summer amid Ten Hag arrival

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 12: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on March 12, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

And, speaking earlier in the season, Rangnick revealed that strikers were the main priority, perhaps as many as two.

‘Cristiano is not a central striker or does not want to play in that position,’ said Rangnick.

‘It’s obvious that the club needs, I would say, at least, two new strikers who just give this team more quality and more options. I wouldn’t even call it wings.

‘Two strikers and modern strikers, that do not necessarily have to be wingers’

Beyond this, they are likely to look for a centre-back, a pair of central midfielders, and potentially a new fullback for either flank.

It is set to be a big summer at Old Trafford.


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4 Arsenal F.C. 3. 4 13 63
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8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. 4 one 49
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10 Newcastle United 35 -16 43
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13 Aston-Villa 33 -two 40
14 Brentford F.C. 35 -eleven 40
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16 Burnley F.C. 3. 4 -fifteen 3. 4
17 Leeds United 3. 4 -3. 4 3. 4
18 Everton F.C. 33 -twenty 32
19 Watford F.C. 3. 4 -37 22
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Ronaldo, Christian Man Utd 18
Jota, Diogo Liverpool F.C. fifteen
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Tony, Ivan Brentford F.C. 12
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