RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara has talked up former manager Ralf Rangnick fuelling more speculation he could move to Manchester United. 

According to reports, Ralf Rangnick is keen to bring Haidara to Manchester United having signed the midfielder signed Haidara at the Bundesliga club to replace Naby Keita.

As quoted in Bild, the defensive midfielder said: “Ralf played a very big role in my career.

“Don’t forget when Leipzig wanted to get me, I tore my cruciate ligament. But Ralf said that I should come anyway. I wouldn’t have expected that back then.

“I’m very grateful to him because he really wanted me and gave me great confidence as a coach in Leipzig. He later told me to stay with RB and trust that Julian Nagelsmann would make me better.”

Haidara reportedly has a release clause in his contract and Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff is aware of interest in the player.

Speaking to Sport Witness, Mintzlaff said: “Of course, [Haidara] is also a player that Ralf Rangnick loves. There is nothing burning now for the time being.

“[We are looking to] bring about a different situation [over Haidara’s] exit scenario.”

Mintzlaff then went on to reveal Leipzig are looking to secure Haidara on a new contract which will see his current release clause scrapped and hand more power to the club in regards to a possible transfer.

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