Ralf Rangnick 'shocked Man Utd had no scouting information on Christopher Nkunku' as he lines up transfer
RALF RANGNICK was left dismayed by the Manchester United scouting department when he joined the club, according to reports.
RB Leipzig winger Christopher Nkunku is enjoying a sensational campaign, drawing attention from around Europe.
Nkunku, 24, has bagged 28 goals in all competitions from an attacking midfield role.
And supposedly Rangnick asked the club for information on the hot shot when he came to Old Trafford earlier this season.
ESPN report that the response was extremely disappointing for the German coach.
In an interview with Stretford Paddock podcast, reporter Mark Ogden claimed that there was ZERO scouting information on the Frenchman.
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Ogden said: "Rangnick asked the scouting team what reports they had on Christopher Nkunku.
"They shook their head.
"Rangnick was like: 'Come on, this guy's the best young player in Germany right now, going to play for France soon, he's scoring goals from midfield.
"'Nkunku is a player everyone should know about.'"
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Ogden added: "He wasn't someone Manchester United were actively looking at.
"That would set alarm bells ringing for me, that Man Utd aren't looking at the best young player in the Bundesliga."
Rangnick set the wheels in motion and started inquiring about Nkunku.
And the Red Devils were told they will need to pay £62.5million for the Leipzig star this summer.
Manchester City and Arsenal are also thought to be monitoring the Bundesliga star.
Nkunku's tally includes a Champions League hat-trick against Pep Guardiola's side.
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