Ralf Rangnick’s journey as interim manager of Manchester United or MU may not go down in history as one of success.
However, it may still be well remembered by fans given his no-nonsense approach and decision to challenge club protocol.
The German, came to United with great ideas to change a fractured club, but despite his best intentions, he found it very difficult to implement and make the necessary changes.
In principle, a manager like Rangnick is what United need, someone who is not afraid to reveal tough truths and an individual who has the authority and experience to challenge the decisions that have been made on him.
The 63-year-old may not walk as well as talk, although there is hope that Erik ten Hag certainly can.
Rangnick is believed to be an admirer of the Ajax boss and one of those who back his credentials as a future Manchester United manager. Time will tell if he manages to live up to such high expectations, but in doing so he may learn a valuable lesson from the man he replaced in the Old Trafford dugout.
As United’s season began to deteriorate further, Rangnick became more outspoken. A bold call as he puts his long-term relationship with the club on the line to speak his mind, but a breath of fresh air for fans.
After a humiliating defeat to Liverpool last week, Rangnick broke the rankings to concede Jürgen Klopp’s side six years ahead of United.
Furthermore, Rangnick went on to suggest his team need as many as 10 new players this summer if they are to make any changes.
There’s no denying the fact that United are in need of a major overhaul, especially with so many players leaving for free at the end of the season.
However, the suggestion that ten players are needed does seem like hyperbole, perhaps an exaggeration. an overhaul is needed to show how important it is.
Since that loss at Anfield has come another loss at the Emirates, and with that comes further confirmation that United will not be playing in the Champions League next season.
Following Rangnick’s comments, the Manchester Evening News reported that some of the German coach’s comments, particularly about the 10 new signings, did not fit into the club’s hierarchy, which is trying to play down the level of rebuilding required.
They would have been even less impressed last Friday, when Rangnick compared the work required to performing ‘open heart surgery’.
Manchester United face tough match against Chelsea
The English Premier League this season still leaves a fierce title race. Manchester City and Liverpool are fighting for the title until the end.
However, the most highlighted duel this week is the duel between Manchester United or Manchester United against Chelsea. This is an interesting duel because MU’s position is getting squeezed.
As is known, Man Utd increasingly away from the top 4 position. Even the Red Devils are also threatened with failing to occupy the sixth position at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Chelsea, which is also less consistent, is still tolerable. The Blues still showed spurs when they beat West Ham in the Premier League match last weekend.
Liverpool and Manchester City also seem to want to continue the winning trend. Liverpool travel to Newcastle United, while Manchester City travel to Leeds