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Paul Mitchell is under consideration for Manchester United. (Photo by VALERY HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has endorsed Paul Mitchell to the club’s heirachy.

Mitchell, 40, made his name at Tottenham where he was influential in the signings of Toby Alderweireld, Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son and Kieran Trippier.

That earned him a move to RB Leipzig as the club’s head of recruitment, where he established a relationship with Rangnick.

Mitchell is now with Monaco but he’s expected to leave the club at the end of the season and he was spotted with Rangnick at a recent United academy match.

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Rangnick is a fan of Mitchell (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

The German has been critical of United’s recruitment in recent years and he says new manager Erik ten Hag could sign up to ten players in the summer.

But Rangnick believes United need to be smarter with their transfer strategy and he’s reportedly ‘endorsed’ Mitchell to United’s board, according to the Athletic.

Mitchell is known to be one of the smoothest operators in football and he revolutionised Leipzig’s work in the market, identifying the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Christopher Nkunku.

United got rid of two of their top scouts in Marcel Bout and Jim Lawlor last week, leaving a gap for a new recruit to come in.

Rangnick will take up a two-year consultancy role at the end of the season but it’s unclear what the German will specifically be dealing with.

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