'My boy is coming back': Some Chelsea fans think their loanee will return after news at Manchester United

A handful of Chelsea supporters on social media believed Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as Manchester United interim coach could impact Tino Anjorin.

It was confirmed by The Athletic yesterday that United had reached an agreement to make Rangnick their part-time boss until they found a permanent solution.

The 63-year-old will depart his post as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow.

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Interestingly, this is the club Anjorin currently represents, having joined the Russian side on loan over the summer.

Even more intriguingly, the man who persuaded the Chelsea youngster to leave his Stamford Bridge quarters is now on the road himself.

Ralf’s Anjorin appreciation

According to The Athletic, it was Rangnick who wanted the 20-year-old in Moscow, apparently pitching the positives of the transfer in a two-hour Zoom call.

Anjorin was clearly charmed by the German’s words and left South West London for Lokomotiv in September.

Just to further his point, Rangnick organised the awarding of the infamous number 10 jersey to Anjorin.

This number had previously been retired in homage to Lokomotiv legend Dmitri Loskov.

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However, with the supplier of all these presents on the way to Manchester, Chelsea fans felt their academy talent had no reason to remain in Russia.

Here are their Twitter thoughts on the matter:


Tino troubles

In fairness to Anjorin, he might’ve pushed for an early exit from Lokomotiv even with Rangnick still at the helm.

He hasn’t scored since his second appearance for the club and is currently out injured with a fractured metatarsal.

Seeing how some of his fellow Cobham graduates are enjoying life back home will certainly not help the current situation.

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Perhaps the midfielder could pop in and see how Thomas Tuchel’s squad is doing.

Following the injury, Anjorin returned to Chelsea for his recovery.

Maybe now he will conveniently misplace his plane ticket back to Moscow.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.