Manchester United gamers reportedly had a number of complaints about Ralf Rangnick throughout his underwhelming six-month spell in cost.
The German was appointed as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s non permanent successor final November however might solely handle a sixth-place end within the Premier League. United recorded their lowest factors complete – 58 – since 1989-90 and failed to finish their five-year await a trophy.
Rumours of dressing room unrest at Outdated Trafford have dominated the headlines in latest months due to some nameless sources and, though Erik ten Hag has now succeeded Rangnick, damning studies are persevering with to floor within the press.
The newest comes courtesy of the Manchester Evening News, who declare Rangnick was labelled “specs” behind his again. One participant even “bluntly described” the interim supervisor’s substitutions as “dangerous” – highlighting their 4-1 away defeat to native rivals Manchester City. United have been solely 2-1 down when the modifications in query have been made.
Gamers reportedly obtained “no directions, no recreation plan, no place plan”. A supply stated: “They [the coaching staff] did not have a f****** clue what they have been doing”.
Rumours declare the gamers thought Rangnick’s assistant Chris Armas was significantly out of his depth. It is believed Armas was mockingly nicknamed “Ted Lasso” by the squad – a nod to the fictional American soccer coach who struggles to grasp soccer.
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One participant is believed to have complained about Rangnick after being spoken to “like a toddler” and “did not give a s***” about his recommendation, whereas one other was labelled the “instructor’s pet” by his fellow team-mates after forming a working relationship with the coach.
Final however not least, some gamers discovered Anthony Elanga’s taking part in time “mind-boggling”. The 20-year-old loved a breakthrough season at Outdated Trafford, making 27 appearances in all competitions – most of which got here following Rangnick’s appointment.
Ten Hag could have his work lower out at Outdated Trafford. He has began his tenure at United and will likely be unveiled to the press on Monday. “I actually look ahead to doing this job, at this membership with huge historical past, and we need to restore it the place it belongs,” stated Ten Hag.
Rumours of dressing room unrest have been verified by United legend Paul Scholes in April after the crew’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on the Emirates. “It’s an absolute mess,” he informed BT Sport. “It’s a catastrophe of a dressing room. I had a fast chat with Jesse [Lingard] the opposite day. I’m positive he gained’t thoughts me saying. He stated, ‘The dressing room is only a catastrophe’.”
Responding to these claims, Rangnick stated: “I don’t know, you need to ask Jesse Lingard when you have this info… there’s huge disappointment within the locker room for positive. That is regular. It will be relatively an issue if that was totally different so that is for me regular.
“I believe the entire group, they get on moderately with one another. I’m not daring to say they hit it off with one another however I don’t see that there’s a problem with regard to the environment within the locker room.”