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Man United set to watch RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara ahead of potential January move

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Manchester United scouts set to watch  RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara twice in the next week ahead of potential £33m January move – with Malian star highly rated by Ralf Rangnick

  • Ralf Rangnick signed Amadou Haidara for RB Leipzig from RB Salzburg in 2018 
  • The Mali international made his 100th appearance for Leipzig at the weekend 
  • He has spoken about his dream of playing for a club like Manchester United 
  • He scored his first Champions League goal for Leipzig against United last year 


Manchester United are expected to check on Red Bull Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara over the next two games ahead of a potential January move.

The 23-year old is highly regarded by new United interim manager Ralf Rangnick who signed the Mail international from Red Bull Salzburg in 2018.

United have been looking at new midfielders and scouts are understood to be going to watch Haidara against Union Berlin on Friday and against Manchester City in the Champions League next week.

Manchester United are expected to check on Red Bull Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara

Manchester United are expected to check on Red Bull Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara

New United interim boss Ralf Rangnick signed Haidara for RB Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg

New United interim boss Ralf Rangnick signed Haidara for RB Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg

Haidara made his 100th appearance for Leipzig at the weekend but has spoken openly about his dream of playing for a club like Manchester United.

Haidara can play as a defensive midfielder but has the energy to play box to box. He scored his first Champions League goal for Leipzig against United last year in a 3-2 win.

He has 24 international caps and is understood to have a £33million release clause.

Rangnick will take charge at United later this week but may struggle to get through red tape in time to face Arsenal on Thursday.

The Mail midfielder scored his first Champions League goal for Leipzig against United last year

The Mail midfielder scored his first Champions League goal for Leipzig against United last year

Staff were informed over the weekend and on Monday that he would be coming in this week visa permitting and will bring in at least one additional coach.

United have discussed a number of targets for midfield with West Ham’s Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United and Aurelian Tchouameni at Monaco among the names favoured. 

Haidara though is well versed in Rangnick’s methods as the German looks to instigate swift changes to United’s set up.

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