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Frenkie De Jong was part of reason Rangnick's 'consultancy' with Man Utd was cancelled

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Manchester United's pursuit of Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong played a major part in the club deciding to scrap Ralf Rangnick's two year consultancy role, Goal report.The German, who was United's interim boss from December until the end of last season, was originally set to have a significant say on transfers moving forward, but plans were abruptly abandoned once club officials got a good look at Erik ten Hag.The former Ajax manager reportedly blew United's hierarchy away during the interview process and after holding their first transfer summit back in May - where Ten Hag named his targets and outlined his long-term plans - the club realised they no longer needed Rangnick's expertise.READ MORE: Man Utd and Erik ten Hag face transfer failure which is worrying for the futureIt's understood that De Jong's name was mentioned frequently during the summit and Ten Hag detailed plans to try and coax the midfielder to Old Trafford - even encouraging the club to 'wait' for him if they failed to land the 25-year-old this summer.The De Jong to United saga has dominated the summer window and has been both fascinating and tedious in equal measure.

The Red Devils agreed a £70million deal for the player last month, though De Jong insists he'd rather not join Ten Hag's side - preferring a move to Chelsea instead.Meanwhile, Barcelona still owe him a reported £14million in deferred wages, though have decided to spend the summer splashing their cash on a bunch of shiny new players, all while asking De Jong to take a pay cut (charming).Were Man United wise to scrap plans with Ralf Rangnick?

Let us know what you think in the comments section below.De Jong has made it clear that he'd rather stay at the Camp Nou, but could be forced out as the.

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