Mon. May 16th, 2022

Nwosu Chizoba David

Ralf Rangnick spent 30 minutes speaking to the media in flawless English.

There were a few laughs in there – working out how much he stood to gain if he managed to persuade Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski to come to the club. A few serious bits – it is going to take time to get his philosophy across. A few observations – last night’s performance was ‘shaky’ and he felt Manchester United let Arsenal get too near their defence. And a few surprises – he spoke to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last weekend and tried to persuade Michael Carrick to stay with the club.

However, it is clear he is looking forward to the challenge.

“It was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.” Said Rangnick

He has scheduled a training session for 1500GMT this afternoon. The real work starts against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Here are the key points from Ralf Rangnick’s first press conference as Manchester United interim manager:

  • Coming to Old Trafford was an offer he couldn’t turn down.
  • He may recommend himself to continue beyond the end of the season.
  • The German tried to talk caretaker boss Michael Carrick out of quitting the club.
  • He spoke to former manger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for 90 minutes at the weekend.
  • Rangnick is looking for his side to play with control and be proactive.
  • He is happy to work with the current coaching staff but will try to bring another two or three people in but not easy.
  • He has he seen anyone as fit at his age as Cristiano Ronaldo

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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