The German was speaking in a press conference ahead of the club’s Premier League game against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, May 7th, 2022. According to Rangnick, he told Manchester United’s board that he needed a striker during the winter transfer window but they did not give in to his request.
We lost three strikers, long-term. We should have tried to sign a player in the 48 hours we had in January since we knew Mason Greenwood wouldn’t be available and Anthony Martial had already left on loan. There were a few options that were interested in January, Diaz, who is now in Liverpool; Alvarez, who will be in Manchester City in the summer; and Vlahovic, who in the time was still with Fiorentina. The answer was ‘no’ and that was it. I spoke to the board and tolddeal?. In the end, the answer was no.