The impending arrival of Ralf Rangnick could give Manchester United's an edge in the race for Erling Haaland, according to reports.

Haaland is one of the hottest attacking prospects in the world with his magnificent goalscoring record for Borussia Dortmund attracting admirers across the world.

Manchester United and Man City are interested in signing him while Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid, PSG and Barcelona have been linked with him.

His future is set to be subject to immense speculation and the Mirror believes that United's appointment of Rangnick as interim manager could provide a boost in their efforts.

The 63-year-old prised the talent away from his boyhood Molde and brought him to RB Salzburg in 2019. It was in Austria where he came to the fore as he fired in a hat-trick on his Champions League debut - becoming the first teenager to do that since Wayne Rooney.

He made the move to Signal Iduna Park a year later and almost has a goal-a-game ratio during his time in the Bundesliga as he formed a formidable partnership with Jadon Sancho.

It is believed that the Norwegian had a £63m release clause which will become active in the summer and United could have an advantage in the negotiations due to Rangnick's connection to the striker.

Meanwhile, a striker they won't be making a move for is Dusan Vlahovic, according to reports.

Spurs are amongst the names actively seeking his services but are reported to face competition from Manchester City, Arsenal and Juventus.

The Serbian's contract expires in 2023 and the Daily Mail reports that United aren't planning a move after being put off by his £55m price tag.

Cristiano Ronaldo remains the out-and-out striker at Old Trafford with the Reds said to be tempted by the Serb's goal return of 28 in 38 games this year for La Viola.

With a current £55m tag, the report goes on to say clubs could wait until June to test Fiorentina's resolve with the striker then having 12 months remaining on his deal.

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