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Unhappiness with tactics, the manager’s assistant and Cristiano Ronaldo are cited amid unrest and confusion at Old Trafford
Ralf Rangnick hit out at Manchester United for their individual and collective failure during a 1-0 defeat against Wolves on Monday night, with the interim manager admitting he cannot guarantee a top-four finish, while Luke Shaw questioned the unity of senior players. United’s first defeat in the German’s sixth match...
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be available for Manchester United, with Harry Maguire also in contention to play in Saturday's Premier League trip to Aston Villa.Ronaldo was left out of the United squad by interim manager Ralf Rangnick for the 1-0 FA Cup third round win over Villa on Monday night after picking up a minor hip injury.The Portuguese was left out as a precaution, with Jadon Sancho and Phil Jones also kept at home after picking up minor issues of their own.All three players are available to Rangnick for the second part of the double header against Villa, while...
Ralf Rangnick would prefer to keep both Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek at Manchester United beyond the end of the January transfer window, despite their desire for regular first-team football.Neither Van de Beek or Henderson have started a Premier League game for United this season, having been left on the sidelines by former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his interim successor Rangnick.The pair have made their feelings known to the United manager but have so far failed to secure a move away from Old Trafford, with Rangnick reluctant to let either go.Rangnick is having to contend with a...
Ralf Rangnick has no plans to replace Harry Maguire as Manchester United captain, despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s claim that the squad's mentality must improve to avoid a "nightmare" season.In an interview with television broadcasters this week, Ronaldo said that there needed to be a shift in attitude within the Old Trafford dressing room in order for results to improve.The five-time Ballon d'Or winner rejoined United from Juventus in August, having won eight major honours during his first spell at the club between 2003 and 2009, including three Premier League titles and the Champions League.Ronaldo has returned as the oldest outfield player...
Ralf Rangnick lost for the first time as Manchester United boss but there’s a simple reason for that, the manager said on USA Network after the 1-0 loss to Wolves at Old Trafford. “Wolves so far was the best team so far we’ve played collectively and individually,” he said,...
Manchester United’s interim manager said he still had support despite a poor performance against Wolves and urged players to fight for their places
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Manchester United fans have undoubtedly been enthusiastic about the newly-appointed manager Ralf Rangnick. Hopes at Old Trafford is that the German expert will be the one to bring glory back to the club. The manager from Germany is well-known in the field of football tactics and coaching and chances are that he could be the one that can make the correct changes. The team already started showing improvements and you could see that with Coral betting.
Manchester United’s Anthony Martial did not want to be in squad for Aston Villa game, Ralf Rangnick reveals
Ralf Rangnick says Anthony Martial was absent at Aston Villa after telling the interim manager he did not want to be in the Manchester United squad.Bruno Fernandes’ brace put the visitors on course for victory at Villa Park only for Jacob Ramsey to pull one back and substitute Phillipe Coutinho to seal a 2-2 draw.United had two goalkeepers among their eight substitutes – one short of the number allowed – and Rangnick said he wanted Martial to fill that spot.But the German says the 26-year-old did not want to travel to Birmingham as he pushes for a January exit.“Yes, he didn’t want to be in the squad,” Rangnick said.“He would have been in the squad normally but he didn’t want to and that’s the reason why he was not travelling with us yesterday.” Read More Rob Baxter revels in Exeter’s success after crushing win over GlasgowRafael Benitez says Everton future ‘not in my hands’ after Norwich defeatBruno Lage insists Wolves never considered asking to postpone Southampton game
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