Monday, January 24

Rangnick reveals Solskjær talk: – The conversation lasted over two hours

Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s successor met the press for the first time as Manchester United manager on Friday morning.

OBSERVED: Ralf Rangnick followed closely when Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-2 on Thursday night.

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– This is a huge club. Perhaps the world’s largest. I’m really looking forward to working with the players we have here. It is a big challenge, but I look forward to it, Rangnick said during Friday’s press conference.

While Michael Carrick led the team to victory in his third match against Arsenal on Thursday, the German manager observed the match from the stands. Now the visa is in order, and Rangnick is ready to lead the team against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The German reveals that he has spoken to Solskjær after the Norwegian was fired.

– We talked together last Sunday before the match against Chelsea. The conversation lasted over two hours, and he was very generous and helpful. He came up with his considerations and details about the team.

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Many are probably excited about the impact “The Godfather of Gegenpress” will have on the team. The German will have his first training session at Carrington later today.

– I’ve seen the last few matches. It is obvious that the team has a lot of talent. The goal for me in the next few weeks is to get more balance into it. For me, it is about minimizing the risk of coincidences coming into play, says the German, who also points out that he tried to persuade Michael Carrick to join.

The caretaker manager resigned after yesterday’s victory against Arsenal:

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In particular, the question of Cristiano Ronaldo’s ability to push and be a good first defender has been raised since Rangnick’s entry became known.

– You always have to adapt to the players you have. Not the other way around. He is a brilliant player. I have never seen a 36-year-old at that level. He still makes a huge difference. This is the toughest league in the whole world, where we need every man. But what I saw of him yesterday signaled that he is more than willing to do the job needed.

THINKS RONALDO BECOMES IMPORTANT: Cristiano Ronaldo scored two against Arsenal on Thursday.

Cristiano Ronaldo was not the only single player Rangnick had to answer questions about. Erling Braut Haaland’s name also appeared. Then he humorously denied that he has a bonus in his contract if he manages to lure the Norwegian to United.

– That Erling is a fantastic striker I am fully aware of. I was working in Salzburg when they signed him from Molde. Over the last two years, the whole world has seen what a player he is, but then no one would have believed in this enormous development. But these speculations are unfounded. I am more than satisfied with what we have here, says Rangnick about Jærbuen.

DISPUTES HAALAND RUMORS: Erling Braut Haaland is without a doubt one of the world’s hottest transition objects. That he becomes a Manchester United player, however, seems unlikely.

When Ole Gunnar Solskjær came in as interim manager in December 2018, he did his things so well that the appointment was made permanent a few months later. Rangnick does not rule out seizing the same opportunity should it come.

– The club has been very clear that it is a matter of six months as manager. We have not talked about what will happen this summer. Now they’re looking for another manager, but if they turn to me, we’ll see what happens. This is currently only hypothetical.

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Rangnick was naturally asked what he can achieve when it comes to table placement. Currently, there are three points up to the important 4th place.

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Rangnick received an offer from Chelsea earlier this year. Instead, it was Thomas Tuchel who came in and made immediate success. The reason why Ragnnick refused to join the London club is severalfold.

– When Chelsea contacted me in February, they only talked about a period of four months. There was no perspective on working together anymore. Here we are talking about almost seven months. In addition, we have agreed on a consulting role for two years. And to be honest, it’s hard to turn down such an opportunity when Manchester United make an inquiry.

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