Man Utd tipped to offer captaincy to transfer target as Ralf Rangnick makes ‘problems’ admission

All the latest news surrounding Manchester United as they prepare to take on in-form Aston Villa on Sunday.

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Manchester United return to action on Sunday night when they face European hopefuls Aston Villa.

The Red Devils slipped up during the week despite being two goals to the good against Tottenham, eventually drawing 2-2. Though, a Champions League spot remains firmly in their grasp as they prepare to welcome a Villa side who are hoping to land a Europa League spot ahead of next season. Unai Emery’s men are in superb form currently, and they should provide a stern test for United.

In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news surrounding Old Trafford.

Kane claim

United continue to be linked with a move for Tottenham star Harry Kane, and transfer insider Dean Jones believes the striker could be offered the captaincy to make the switch to Old Trafford.

Jones told GiveMeSport: “Kane is the captain of England, he’s captain of Tottenham, what’s to say he couldn’t be captain of United?

“Obviously, you’ve got to be careful around that as you don’t want to rock the boat and upset Harry Maguire, David De Gea, Bruno Fernandes, or whoever feels that they have a right to be United captain next season.

“But, if you’re signing Kane, I think you have to give serious consideration to whether he’s a contender to have the armband.”

Rangnick speaks out

Former United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has opened up on his unsuccessful spell at the club.

“Of course, it wasn’t an easy time,” Rangnick told Sport1. “The timing, to get there at that time, it could have been better.

“Obviously, the club has recognised the signs of the times. Many of the things that we discussed internally back then have now been implemented. They brought in a lot of new players. Others players who, for various reasons, were not able to perform at their best back then are now in top form again when they are fit. I think of Marcus Rashford. Luke Shaw is fit again and doesn’t have any major injury problems anymore.

“They are now a team again, but of course, there were certain problems for certain reasons. You now have the opportunity to develop as a team again. They have a really good coach in Erik ten Hag, and that’s why it’s not so surprising that they end up in the top four again this year. I think you can say that now. And now, in the FA Cup final against Man City, they even have a chance to win a second title.”