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Ralf Rangnick: Manchester United’s current coaching staff survive incoming manager – Man United News And Transfer News



Manchester United fans may be disappointed to hear what Ralf Rangnick reportedly plans to do with the current coaching staff.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s departure has meant the Lokomotiv Moscow man is expected to take charge as interim manager.

According to The Telegraph, United are waiting for the Home Office to make time for Rangnick’s work-permit application and so he won’t be in charge until potentially the Arsenal game.

It’s understood the German boss will bring in his own staff but only a small number of coaches will join him, with Lars Kornetka potentially being one of them.

Rangnick is said to have been given videos from training sessions in order to ‘hit the ground running’ when he eventually arrives.

The former RB Leipzig man was reportedly given less than 24 hours to prepare for his job interview but did so well that the Red Devils ended their interest in any other interim candidates.

Rangnick isn’t expected just to improve the current coach setup but also to help director of football John Murtough and technical director Darren Fletcher.

Some fans strongly felt Solskjaer’s departure alone wasn’t enough, as he wasn’t the man who was taking charge of the training sessions that failed to deliver results on the pitch.

Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna were understood to be the ones running the show behind the scenes and so many blamed the inexperienced pair for the horrible lack of structure on the pitch.

Rangnick coming in with his own staff is what many prefer but it seems the board aren’t happy to move on the current setup and instead want the manager to guide them.

It will be interesting to see what happens once everything is made official but the coaching team have a lot to do to restore trust from the supporters.

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Fans divided over Ralf Rangnick’s war of words with Anthony Martial – Man United News And Transfer News




Manchester United fans have been reacting to the war of words that has broken out between manager Ralf Rangnick and forward Anthony Martial.

Martial has been absent from the matchday squad for some time and his agent announced in early December that he wanted to leave the club in January to get more game time.

With no deal looking close, the situation would appear to have escalated and after yesterday’s 2-2 draw at Aston Villa, Rangnick claimed that Martial had refused to join the matchday squad.

The comments sparked a response on Instagram from the Frenchman late last night, who said ‘I will never refuse to play a match for Man United.

‘I’ve been here for seven years and I never disrespected and will never disrespect the club and the fans.’

Rangnick’s public discussion of private matters with players is becoming more regular. At the pre-match press conference he also criticised Marcus Rashford, saying that the player had ‘room for improvement’.

Fans have been divided in their response to the Martial spat. Some believe Rangnick and think he is right to have named and shamed the 26-year-old, while others believe Martial or think that it should have been handled behind closed doors.

Some of those in support of the manager said:

‘So Ole lied about Martial being hurt and now RR lied about Martial refusing to travel? I think I’ll stick on the side of Ole and RR until evidence is presented.’

‘Can’t see Ralf lying, I think Martial jus trying to duck the heat.’

‘[Would] the ‘manager’ of United speak out in front of the press, on camera, and blatantly lie about a player who clearly doesn’t want to be on the bench and is looking for a move? Not buying it, Martial covering his tracks here.’

‘Martial was exposed heavily by Rangnick and now he’s trying to reduce the damage. No way Rangnick would make a statement like that publicly if it wasn’t true.’

‘It’s hard to believe a footballer nowadays … It’s all PR. Martial never looks like he’s 100% committed. I may be wrong, but him and Pogba seem more like mercenaries to me.’

‘Hhhm who should I believe? [A] guy who’s walked around the pitch for two years and made it clear he wants to leave? Or the new manager trying to restore some order to this out-of-hand team?’

‘Call them out one by one, this tendency of keeping them happy and defending them should the end of the day they are all average.’

Some of those who disagreed with the manager’s comments said:

‘You want a player to keep quiet and watch his manager tell the media that he didn’t want to be in the match day squad? Come on, Martial has been at the club for seven years. The manager got it wrong.’

‘Why is Rangnick sabotaging our boy like this? It’s toxic man, not a good look for the player and the club.’

‘Why does he need to explain himself? He wants to leave due to … not being played so why would he refuse to play? It doesn’t make sense.’

‘Ralf cannot even steady the ship he was as appointed for…man doesn’t want to give other players chances.’

‘German nerd is gonna have to hold it.’

‘We’re actually going to have to sack an interim manager…’

Whatever the case, the war of words has certainly upped the ante as far as a January departure for the Frenchman is concerned. Or, as one fan put it, ‘What Marital has done is smart. It’s already well known that he wants to leave, but it’s seemed unlikely that it would happen.

‘Martial knows full well that creating tension like this would increase the chances of him leaving in January.’

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Manchester United squad unhappy with ‘outdated and unliked’ Ralf Rangnick – Man United News And Transfer News




Manchester United’s interim manager, Ralf Rangnick seems to be locked in a permanent battle to win over the hearts and minds of the club’s dressing room.

It was recently revealed that up to 11 members of the Reds’ squad are disillusioned with life at Old Trafford and actively looking to quit the club.

The Daily Mirror today reports that Rangnick is an unpopular figure in the United dressing room and that players have serious concerns over his tactics.

A Mirror source with “a close connection” to the squad claims that the 63-year-old is widely regarded as being “outdated and out of his time.”

It’s heavily implied that the source of this bombshell news is a player, with them going on to say of the German, “He is so unpopular, we don’t like him.”

This latest report comes amid a near deluge of worrying stories about the current extent of unrest in the Red Devils’ dressing room.

It’s previously been claimed that the United squad are unhappy with Rangnick’s training methods and struggling to adapt to his tactical demands.

And the latest news will surely undermine United star Cristiano Ronaldo’s appeal for the former RB Leipzig coach to be given time to fully implement his vision at the club.

“He arrived five weeks ago, and he changed many things, but he needs time to put his ideas to the players,” Ronaldo recently told Sky Sports.

“Since he arrived, I think in some points we are better, but he needs time. It’s not that easy to change the mentality of players and the way they play, the system and the culture like that. I believe that he is going to do a good job.”

If this latest report is to be believed, it would appear that certain sections of the playing squad have already made their minds up that Rangnick was the wrong choice to steady the ship until the end of the season.

United fans will be desperately hoping that the club can sweep aside another week of negativity by putting in a decent performance against Aston Villa today.

Another sub-par performance would probably ensure another round of media claims and counter-claims, as the circus around the ailing giant shows little sign of abating.

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Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag: Manchester United at odds over hiring – Man United News And Transfer News




Those in charge of Manchester United and manager Ralf Rangnick reportedly seem to be at odds over who should be in charge of the club next year in regards to Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag.

The German boss has been at Old Trafford for a short time but is expected to move into his advisory role once his interim period as boss is over.

According to Le Parisien, Pochettino continues to have ‘secret contact’ with United, just in case he finds himself free from PSG in the upcoming summer.

It’s understood the Red Devils’ hierarchy prefer to have the Argentine in charge next season but Rangnick feels Ajax’s Ten Hag should be handed the reigns instead.

The Dutch manager seems to be the fan-favourite at the minute but no one will complain if Pochettino is chosen instead.

After all, the former Tottenham Hotspur man is highly rated and has been linked with the Manchester United job for years now.

His teams play attractive, attacking football and he seems to prefer turning potential into ability, which is important to supporters who are used to having a factory line of youngsters breakthrough into the first team.

However, PSG seem hell-bent on holding onto Pochettino and it’s likely any move will only transpire if the manager fails them in the Champions League.

Ligue 1 is more or less expected of any manager who is in charge of the French giants and so their positions are typically judged on how well they do in Europe’s elite cup competition.

Ten Hag wasn’t available mid-season as he didn’t want to leave Ajax high and dry but once the summer comes around, he should be easier to attain.

The talented manager has gained plenty of attention of late for his fluid, attacking football and for making the most of what is a small budget in comparison to Premier League giants.

His trophy haul also helps him and perhaps that is why Rangnick reportedly supports signing him over Pochettino.

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