If Gross can’t persuade Werner to move to the north west, the father of the player’s girlfriend might be able to.
Rangnick has also appointed Sascha Lense to his backroom team. The 46-year-old is the father of Paula Magdelena Lense, who has been the partner of Werner for the last four years.
But Werner could also face a battle for gametime in Manchester due to the team’s embarrassment of riches in attack.
Cristiano Ronaldo is United’s main man up front, while Edinson Cavani is vying for a starting place as well.
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