Man Utd awaiting ‘Rangnick’s opinion’ on Newcastle linked star

Lewis Oldham
Man Utd linked Trippier

According to reports, Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier is “still on the agenda” for Man Utd, but they are now awaiting the “opinion” of Ralf Rangnick.

The defender had successful spells at Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

Trippier joined Atletico Madrid before the 2019/20 campaign for a fee of around £25m.

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The Englishman won the La Liga title with Madrid last season and he featured for England at Euro 2020.

Trippier was heavily linked with a move to Man Utd during the summer. This move did not come to fruition and in recent weeks it has been reported that Newcastle are interested in him.

Spanish outlet AS are reporting that Trippier is “still on the agenda” for United. They are now waiting to see what Rangnick’s “opinion” is on the defender.

Elsewhere, Graeme Souness has suggested that Manchester United are a “sinking” club:

“I look at Manchester United without having any inside detail on how they work. I don’t see anyone putting their hand up and saying ‘I signed him, he’s my player’.

“There is not anyone taking responsibility.

“The thing you have to get right at a football club is recruitment and since Fergie went it has been a masterclass in how to get it wrong.

“That’s how I see it. You look at the players they’ve brought in, the players they’ve sold.

“Jonny Evans was allowed to leave. Jonny Evans is better than any centre-half they have now. I just don’t get it.

“The players they buy and the players they sell, giving people like [Anthony] Martial, who was in the last chance saloon two or three years ago, a new contract.

“Mata is a really nice human being, but what is he offering to them on the pitch. I just don’t get who is making the football decisions and they seem to be getting them wrong consistently.

“Manchester United, this majestic football club, are sinking.

“Man United are possibly the biggest football club in the world when you factor in success, turnover, supporters they have.

“Right now, they must be hurting. I know people think because of my Liverpool connections I will be relishing it, but I go to Man United and recognise what a special football club it is.

“I think they are being mismanaged. I’m not just talking about Ole, Mourinho before that and Van Gaal, I’m not talking about those guys.

“Above them, the management has been catastrophic and that is why they find themselves in this situation.”