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Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell sits with Ralf Rangnick to watch Man Utd U18s’ win over Leicester

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RALF RANGNICK watched Manchester United under-18s beat Leicester alongside Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell.

The pair are former colleagues having worked together at RB Leipzig.

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Paul Mitchell (left) and Ralf Rangnick worked with each other at RB Leipzig[/caption]

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Mitchell also worked alongside Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham and Southampton[/caption]

And a photo of them sat together has sparked speculation about the possibility of Mitchell joining United.

Mitchell has often been linked to the Red Devils in the past and recently emerged as a candidate to become sporting director at Newcastle.

He has previous experience working in England with spells at Southampton and Tottenham, where he worked with United-linked Mauricio Pochettino.

But he is from the Greater Manchester area and United insist he is visiting family as well as former colleagues.

However, it is possible Rangnick spoke with Mitchell about potentially moving to Old Trafford.

Pochettino is high on United’s shortlist to become manager in the summer and he may be enticed to join if Mitchell is sporting director.


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The Argentine was said to be disappointed by Mitchell’s exit from Spurs in 2016, having brought in the likes of Dele Alli and Son Heung-min.

If Mitchell joins and persuades Pochettino to do the same United could be well placed to make a move for Harry Kane.

The England striker is believed to be a priority for Poch if he makes the switch to the Red Devils.

The Paris Saint-Germain boss was reportedly ready to quit the French club to join United when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked.

But his exit was blocked and Rangnick was instead appointed as interim manager.

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