The highly-rated French defender has admitted that he wanted to link up with Manchester United at the age of 17.
Upamecano has toldThe Athletic
"I was a young boy. I wanted to sign for them straight away
"Manchester United! But then my parents took me aside and said: ‘Let’s think carefully about this’."
However, the French defender finally decided to go to Austria. Ralf Rangnick, the former sporting director of RB Leipzig, convinced Upamecano that a feeder club such as Liefering would be more suitable for his improvement.
We thought about it for a long time and then decided that going ‘etape par etape’ (step by step) was the best option for me,
" Upamecano added.
"Everything Ralf said came true."
has said of Julian Nagelsmann that has cached him on an upward profession curve: "
I had no idea that he would also go there when I agreed to join Bayern. It’s funny how that’s worked out
"Julian is an unbelievable manager. He’ll show you a video every day to help you develop.
"He doesn’t just tell you what you did wrong but gives you concrete advice to do it better. He really takes you to another level.
"For example, because of Julian, I have improved a lot in terms of opening the game from the defence with precise passes into the midfield, and he told me to use my dribbling abilities in order to create spaces going forward.
"He improves everyone, perhaps even the journalists he talks to."