Sancho has largely struggled to make his mark for the 20-time English champions since arriving in a big-money move from Borussia Dortmund last summer.
However, the England international has now scored in his last two appearances against Villarreal and Chelsea, with the attacker enjoying his best spell for the Red Devils since his arrival.
According to Frankfurter Rundschau journalist Hendrick Buchheister, Rangnick is a huge admirer of the former Manchester City youngster and plans to make him a 'central figure' at Old Trafford.
Sancho starred for Dortmund between 2017 and 2021, scoring 50 times and registering 64 assists in 137 appearances in all competitions.
The 21-year-old could make his fourth Man United start in a row when the Red Devils continue their 2021-22 Premier League campaign at home to Arsenal on Thursday night. body check tags ::