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Stan Collymore believes Manchester United should not appoint Ralf Rangnick as permanent manager next season – Man United News And Transfer News



Former England and Liverpool striker Stan Collymore believes that Manchester United should refrain from appointing Ralf Rangnick as permanent manager next season.

The German has steadied the ship after the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, losing just one of his ten games in charge.

Despite the results, Collymore feels that United would be unable to attract top-class players with Rangnick at the helm.

He states in The Dailt Mirror: “I’m a bit sceptical because I don’t know of any A-grade players who will be saying, ‘I want to go and play for Ralf Rangnick’.”

“They might want to go and play for United but they aren’t going to want to play for him in the same way as players will be looking at the cults of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Pep Guardiola, Mourinho, Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp and saying, ‘I’ll have a bit of that’.”

He also believes that the club should not be convinced by a series of good results and that they risk making a similar ’emotional’ decision as they did in 2019 by appointing Solskjaer.

In his weekly podcast, Fabrizio Romano stated that Man Utd want to back the new manager next summer and hence refrained from signing anyone this transfer window.

It is a clear indication that Rangnick would move to his consultancy role at the end of the season, with a new coach arriving.

The Athletic has previously mentioned the four names in United’s managerial shortlist – Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique, Erik ten Hag and Julen Lopetegui.

While Collymore might well be right to a certain extent, he forgets that Rangnick has been one of the most respected minds in football over the past decade.

The 63 year old is often referred to as the godfather of the gegenpress and has inspired coaches like Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann.

He was pivotal in building the Red Bull project and will be heavily involved in United’s structural change following the departure of Ed Woodward.

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Erik ten Hag gives his first interview as Manchester United manager – Man United News And Transfer News




Erik ten Hag has given his first interview as Manchester United manager.

The Dutchman will take over as permanent manager after the end of the interim spell under Ralf Rangnick.

In the interview with MUTV, Ten Hag said that he is excited to join United, and is looking forward to bringing the club back where it belongs.

“I would say the word ‘exciting’. I really look forward to doing this job, at this club with massive history, and we want to restore it where it belongs.”

“First of all, we want to make the fans proud. Second, of course we are in this moment, the current situation is obviously not that good.”

‘It’s a big challenge. I want to build and construct a team who are battling for each other, who are unified and who will get results.”

“Also we are playing in the Theatre of Dreams.”

“We want to entertain. But in the end, the intention is to play fantastic football. If we can’t play fantastic football, we still have to win.”

Man Utd fans will be very excited by Ten Hag’s comments regarding style of play.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson‘s retirement, many have complained about United adopting a negative approach to most matches.

The 52 year old is known for his exciting brand of football which could be seen at Ajax.

He went on to say:

“I’m coming over to meet people and to roll out the strategy, to prepare pre-season, prepare staff and prepare a squad.”

“It’s first: accept the current situation but also know one year ago, this club, this team was second in the Premier League.”

“There’s potential and now it’s up to us to get that out. It’s a process, it will take time but I’m convinced we will come to that point where we get success.”

‘We have to work hard and it has to be based on the right philosophy and strategy.”

“I live by the day. I give my best and I make my decisions based on clearness and logic. We need a good concept and we need the right people around.”

“We give everything we have, every day, then we will get success. Then you see where you end up. Live by the day and focus on titles and don’t dream about other things that can happen in the future.”

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David De Gea gives damning verdict after Manchester United’s 1-0 loss against Crystal Palace – Man United News And Transfer News




Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea gave a harsh assessment of his team and season after another disappointing loss against Crystal Palace.

The Red Devils could not compete with the resilient Palace side who came away 1-0 winners.

Wilfred Zaha’s 37th-minute strike was enough for the hosts to come away with all the three points.

West Ham’s loss to Brighton means that United will play in the Europa League next season.

After the match De Gea spoke to the media and gave his thoughts on the season:

“The best thing that happened today is the season has finished.”

“I cannot wait. I am excited for the next season, new manager, and new players.”

“Hopefully, we will improve and put Manchester United in a better position. We need to trust in the future.”

“The new manager and staff are already looking for new players. Hopefully, they bring good ones with good character.”

“Ones who want to stay, stay at the club. Ones that don’t want to stay go out. You don’t have to stay here.”

“I want to forget this season and be 100% ready for the next season and be positive.”

“It has been horrible, a very bad season in all ways, it has been very tough. It is time to rest and prepare your minds for next season.”

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Paul Pogba: Paris Saint-Germain to make one last push for Manchester United midfielder – Man United News And Transfer News




Paris Saint-Germain are looking to make a final push to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United.

The Frenchman is expected to leave Old Trafford this summer, which a proposed move to Juventus on the cars as per Alfredo Pedulla.

Now James Ducker (The Telegraph) reports that PSG has entered the race to sign Pogba, with the Frenchman leaving for free at the expiration of his Man Utd contract this summer.

Juventus have offered Pogba a three-year deal worth around £10 million a season.

After successfully keeping Kylian Mbappe for another three years, the Ligue One giants are preparing to bolster their midfield by adding Pogba to their ranks.

Real Madrid is another club to watch out for as they could swoop in for the 29 year old.

After missing out on Mbappe, Los Blancos will be desperate for a marquee signing and Pogba could be just the one.

From a Man Utd point of view, it is the perfect time to part ways with the player.

Offering needless money should not be on the cards, especially when he is reluctant to stay.

The club are looking at possible replacements.

United, over the past week, have been linked with FC Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong.

This story mentions Barcelona’s financial crisis and how they could be willing to sell an asset to recoup money for the squad building.

FC Barcelona’s Frenkie De Jong represents a different option to United’s existing ones.

He is different to Pogba but could change the way United play football.


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