Manchester United rejected a request from Ralf Rangnick to sign six players, including Erling Haaland and Luis Diaz, back in January.

The club sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a poor start to the 2021/22 campaign and hired Rangnick to serve as interim manager until the end of the season, at which point he would move into a consultancy role.

The Austrian failed to improve the club's fortunes though, suffering a number of poor results and eventually guiding Man Utd to their worst ever Premier League points tally. He often stated that the squad needed 'open heart surgery' and that serious investment on the transfer market was required.

He didn't get that investment while at the helm though, with the club not making a single signing during the January window.