Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has told the club’s hierarchy that Paul Mitchell would be a good addition, report The Athletic.

Mitchell worked with the German during their time together at RB Leipzig and he is currently under contract with Monaco as sporting director.

But United are reportedly looking at the 40-year-old and see him working in a head of recruitment role.

With the French giants undergoing a restructure of their own, the Manchester-born Mitchell could be interested in taking up a role with the Red Devils.

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The Reds last week let top scouts Jim Lawlor and Marcel Bout leave the club, and their departures could lead to an opening for Mitchell to come in and work alongside Rangnick, who will take up a two-year consultancy role when his period as interim boss comes to an end, and new manager Erik ten Hag.

Before working with Rangnick in Germany, Mitchell previously worked at Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur.

He was pictured with Rangnick at a FA Youth Cup game earlier this year, and with Ten Hag working with a sporting director at Ajax, an approach for Mitchell makes sense and could prove to be a wise move.

Mitchell has a proven and impressive track record of signing talented youngsters before they have gone on to become superstars.

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One player that Manchester United fans would love Mitchell to bring with him from current club Monaco is midfield marvel Aurelien Tchouameni.

As well as working alongside Rangnick and Ten Hag, Mitchell would work with United’s current football director, John Murtough.

With the possibility of Paul Mitchell heading to Old Trafford seemingly growing, we’ve put together a list comprising 10 of his former iconic signings…

Sadio Mane

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After scoring 45 goals and providing 32 assists from 87 games for Austrian giants Red Bull Salzburg, Southampton signed the Senegalese forward for £10m in September 2014.

Mane had two full seasons at St Mary’s before being snapped up by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool for £34m. The African superstar scored 21 goals in 67 Premier League appearances for the Saints.

The 30-year-old has gone on to win the Champions League and Premier League at Anfield and has 116 goals from 261 appearances for Liverpool.

Louis van Gaal was in charge of Manchester United at the time when Mane moved to Liverpool and the Dutchman later revealed that he wanted to bring the forward to Old Trafford (Sky Sports).

Dusan Tadic

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The Serbian was signed by Southampton for a fee believed to be £10.9m (BBC Sport) from FC Twente in the same summer window as Mane.

Tadic was the Saints’ first signing since Ronald Koeman replaced Mauricio Pochettino as manager.

The attacking midfielder had four seasons in England before being signed by Ten Hag at Ajax. Since playing under the Dutchman, the 33-year-old’s career has elevated to new heights.

From 190 games for the Amsterdam giants, the talented left-footer has 91 goals and 89 assists to his name. Tadic also has a winner at Old Trafford on his CV from back in November 2015 when Koeman’s Saints won 1-0.

Toby Alderweireld

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Along with Mane and Tadic, the Belgium international arrived from Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan.

The previous season, the centre-back made 20 appearances for Diego Simeone’s side who won La Liga and reached the Champions League final.

After a campaign with the Saints, the 33-year-old was snapped up by Tottenham in July 2015. Mitchell had become Spurs’ Chief Scout in November 2014.

Dele Alli

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What a piece of business this was. Spurs signed the talented youngster from MK Dons for £5m in February 2015 before loaning him straight back to the League One side for the remainder of the campaign.

Alli took the Premier League by storm and quickly established himself as one of the best players across Europe.

Under the tutelage of Mauricio Pochettino, Alli shone in north London but he hasn’t rekindled that devastating form since the Argentine departed Spurs.

Still only 26, Alli scored 55 goals and registered 52 assists from 194 matches playing for the now under-fire Paris Saint Germain manager.

Heung-Min Son

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Tottenham signed the South Korean from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen in August 2015 for a reported £22m. Son had scored 29 goals in 87 appearances for Leverkusen having joined them from Hamburg in 2013.

The two-time Spurs Player of the Year has become one of the best players in the Premier League during his time in north London.

He has 125 goals and 72 assists to his name from 320 Tottenham matches.

Spurs’ number seven has 17 top-flight goals this season and he needs one more to surpass his previous best goalscoring campaign in the Premier League.

Kieran Trippier

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Spurs signed the right-back from Burnley in June 2015 and he spent four seasons at the club before moving to Atletico Madrid where he won La Liga.

Following Kyle Walker’s move to Manchester City in the summer of 2017, Trippier became Pochettino’s number one right-back and was part of the Spurs side that reached the 2019 Champions League final.

The England international moved back to the Premier League in January and became PIFs first-ever Newcastle United signing.

Ibrahima Konate

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The Frenchman was snapped up by Leipzig from Sochaux at the age of 17 in July 2017. Konate made 20 appearances for the first team in his maiden campaign in German football.

The 22-year-old quickly established himself as one of the stars in the Leipzig team and was signed by Liverpool for £35m last summer.

Konate has made 22 appearances for Liverpool and has scored three goals this season, one of which came against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final.

Konrad Laimer

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Austrian who joined Leipzig from Salzburg in July 2017.

In his fifth season at the Red Bull Arena, the box-to-box midfielder has established himself as one of the most sought after midfielders in European football.

With his Leipzig contract expiring next summer, interest in Laimer could intensify once the transfer window opens.

Amadou Haidara

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The Malian international was another player to make the switch from Salzburg to Leipzig. Similar to Laimer, the tough-tackling defensive midfielder has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford.

The 24-year-old is currently out injured with a knee injury, but he could be a player that Rangnick may advised Ten Hag to approach when the Dutchman takes the reins.

Haidara has played 111 times for Leipzig and he could be the subject of summer interest.

Christopher Nkunku

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There’s arguably no better in-form player than the Frenchman right now and what a piece of business it was by Leipzig and Mitchell in bringing the forward to Germany from PSG in July 2019.

Rangnick has reportedly urged United to sign Nkunku this summer, according to ESPN, and the 24-year-old’s stats this season more than justify a big-money move.

The French international who earned his first senior cap in the last international break has been directly involved in 50 goals this season.

He has scored 30 goals and registered 20 assists from 50 matches. He’s producing mind-blowing figures and he is exactly the type of player Manchester United need to help Cristiano Ronaldo.

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