Ralf Rangnick's era begins as Manchester United takes on Crystal Palace

Ralf Rangnick was appointed as an interim manager of Manchester United after the club parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

By Web Desk
December 05, 2021
Ralf Rangnick - Photo from Twitter

Ralf Rangnick, the "godfather of gegenpressing" takes on Crystal Palace on his first assignment as a new era begins, for a struggling Manchester United, at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Rangnick has been appointed as an interim manager for the remainder of the season and will be given a consultancy role for the next two years.

Rangnick addressed his first press conference as United's boss on Friday where he highlighted United's short and long-term goals.

Talking about the team's current position in the Premier League, Rangnick said that the gap to the top three is big but he is ambitious to get the best results at the end of the season.

"Right now, we have to be realistic — the gap to the top three is big but, on the other hand, we'll see. It’s about developing the team and learning to better control the game.

"It’s about winning games and I’m very ambitious like everybody in the club but, in the end, we want to make the most successful season possible," he said while talking to a press conference, as quoted by the Mirror UK.

Rangnick watched from the stands when Manchester United secured a close win against Arsenal on Thursday. United's main-man Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to help his team win against a good Arsenal side.

Rangnick had only one training session to prepare for Sunday's game against Crystal Palace. The German coach admitted that everything cannot be changed in just one training session but he said he would talk to the players about what the approach should be.

"It is literally one training session, so there are not many things that you can work on in just one session.

"Speaking to the players and letting them know what the approach will be, it will not be easy in the middle of the season, I am fully aware and I have enough experience to know you cannot change everything in 1-2 days or even 1-2 weeks, other Germans have had the same experience who have come to the Premier League," he added.

Manchester United geared up for Crystal Palace clash as they trained under the supervision of new boss Ralf Rangnick on Saturday ahead of their on Sunday at 7 pm (PST).