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This ex-Chelsea striker says that he was close of joining Manchester United

By Harry Smith

This ex-Chelsea striker says that he was close of joining Manchester United

He would 've helped the manager translate his ideas, as well as sharing some of experience in the Premier League with the players

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Senegalese ex footballer, Demba Ba, held an interview with ‘I Sport’ and he said that last year he was really close of signing with Manchester United as part of Ralph Rangnick staff. The former Chelsea and Newcastle player claimed that Rangnick really wanted him because of his experience. However, the deal never materialized.

Demba Ba retired on September of last year and was opened to accept the opportunity. He said to ‘I Sport’: “He (Rangnick) said: you know the league and players, you have a background close to theirs, you speak English and German and can be the link between the squad and staff”.

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Lastly, Demba Ba explained the reason why he didn’t arrive last season at Old Trafford: “He saw it as the perfect match and I would be able to help him, he thought they would respect me for who I was and what I had done in the Premier League. It was a six-month assignment to go in and help but it didn’t happen because the Visa didn’t get accepted”.

The ex-Premier League striker was willing to join the club

After Demba Ba Visa got rejected, Rangnick had to move on and look for other alternatives for his coaching staff during his six-month period of interim coach at Manchester United. The German manager eventually brought with hm Sascha Lense and Chris Armas, whom he knew from the Red Bull Football operation.


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