Man Utds exciting XI under Simone Inzaghi if Inter Milan boss succeeds Ralf Rangnick

Rangnick insists Man Utd players are adapting to his methodsx

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Manchester United could be set for a new-look line-up if Simone Inzaghi replaces interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season. According to Corriere dello Sport, United have asked about the Inter Milan manager’s availability in the summer with the Italian outfit flying high in Serie A. Using transfer links past and present, on top of Inzaghi’s preferred five-back formation, Express Sport looks at how he could set the Red Devils out if he succeeds Rangnick at the end of his interim tenure: 

Goalkeeper: De Gea

It is now over a decade since David De Gea arrived in Manchester as a lanky youngster.

And he has certainly come a long way, racking up more than 350 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils which is something only four players can better. 

De Gea’s stint between the sticks came under threat last season when Dean Henderson enjoyed a run in the side under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

But with the Norwegian given his marching orders and Henderson reportedly seeking an exit, the 31-year-old Spaniard looks set to continue for a while longer yet. 

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Defence: Dalot, Skriniar, Maguire, Varane, Shaw

A five-man defence is something Rangnick has discussed in recent weeks, but it has become Inzaghi’s trademark at Inter. 

At right-wing-back, the Italian would likely demand a player with more attacking ability than Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with Diogo Dalot patiently waiting for his chance to shine. 

Alex Telles may be pushing for the same thing on the opposite flank, although Luke Shaw has arguably shown enough going both ways to keep hold of his starting berth. 

Harry Maguire and Rafael Varane have proven hard to displace this campaign when both fit, but an extra spot in the centre of defence could present an opportunity for United to swoop for Milan Skriniar. 

The 26-year-old has been linked to the club in the past, and Inzaghi may well be keen to bring him along from Inter if he is appointed as boss. 

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Midfield: Fernandes, Brozovic, Fred

With Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard all rumoured to make way before the start of next season, if not this month, Inzaghi could be left with a wholly different set of options to work with. 

As a result, he could capitalise on previous links between United and Marcelo Brozovic, the 29-year-old Croatian who anchors Inter’s midfield to great effect. 

Fred could offer solidity and energy on the left side, with Scott McTominay also vying for a spot in what could be a three-man midfield. 

And Bruno Fernandes would be the leading candidate to complete the trio – not in his preferred position behind the attackers but still advanced enough to exert his influence on the rest of the side. 

Attack: Ronaldo, Dybala

After a disappointing four-goal Serie A haul last season, Paulo Dybala is showing more promising signs this time around, notching six in the league already. 

Inter are reportedly putting together a plan to lure in the Argentine when his contract expires at the end of the season, but that could change if Inzaghi heads to Manchester instead. 

If the Italian successfully convinces Dybala to change course with him, he could line up alongside his old partner in crime in Cristiano Ronaldo. 

The Portuguese will be in the second-half of his two-year contract at Old Trafford next season, and they could rekindle an on-field chemistry which was nurtured at Juventus. 

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