What Ralf Rangnick has said about Man Utd’s failures

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Ralf Rangnick looks set to take charge of Manchester United (Picture: Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Ralf Rangnick has previously criticised Manchester United’s approach to transfers during the club’s struggles post Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since the Scot’s retirement in 2013 and the likes of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have all struggled to get the club back to the top.

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer getting sacked last week, the club are now looking at appointing an interim boss to take charge until the end of the season before making a permanent appointment.

Reports suggest the German has reached an agreement with United and will sign a six-month deal at Old Trafford before moving into a consultancy role.

It seems Rangnick, who is currently the head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow, has kept tabs on United’s struggles in recent seasons, believing the club have made wrong decisions when it comes to transfers in the past.

‘Since Sir Alex [Ferguson] left they were underperforming,’ he said in 2019.

‘They haven’t won the title since he left. At any club, if you cannot get the right players, then you should at least not sign the wrong ones.

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‘You are in trouble if you do that in one or two or three consecutive transfer windows.

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Ralf Rangnick previously managed RB Leipzig (Picture: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

‘Club building is about building the right squad by transferring the right players away and having more than 50 per cent success rate of bringing in the right players.

‘Then you must have the best possible coaches to develop these players.’

As for his thoughts on the current crop of players… Luke Shaw won’t be too pleased with what his potential new coach had to say last September.

‘I also think that they could do with a left-back,’ Rangnick said last year.

‘I know they have Luke Shaw but I’m not so sure if he’s on the same kind of level that you need to be for a club like Manchester United.’

Caretaker boss Michael Carrick is expected to be in charge for United’s clash with Chelsea on Saturday.


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