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Manchester United problems clear to Ralf Rangnick after just two weeks

Ralf Rangnick took charge of Manchester United in early December last year.

The Austrian’s stint at Old Trafford was poor to say the least, with Manchester United not improving under Rangnick and then ending 2021/22 with their lowest-ever points total in the history of the Premier League.

Rangnick took charge of 29 matches for United – winning 11, drawing nine and losing nine.

Among those defeats were an embarrassing FA Cup exit vs Championship outfit Middlesbrough, a 4-1 loss to Manchester City and 4-0 defeats at the hands of both Liverpool and Brighton.

Rangnick has since left the club completely despite being expected to take up a two-year consultancy role.

And now, the Austria boss has opened up on his time in Manchester, stating that United’s problems were clear to him after just two weeks:

“After just two weeks it was clear to me where the problems were and what would have to be done to fix them – but the question is whether you have the option of changing these things,” Rangnick told Der Standard.

“He’s not Austrian,” Rangnick replied sharply.”

Erik ten Hag has since taken over from Rangnick in Manchester and has had a mixed start. United lost to Brighton at Old Trafford for the first time in their history on the opening weekend before then being smashed 4-0 by Brentford.

However, the Red Devils then beat Liverpool 2-1 and, most recently, edged past Southampton.

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Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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