Why Rangnick is struggling at Man United explained by Paul Merson

Premier league legend, Paul Merson, has explained why it will be harder for Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, at Old Trafford in the coming weeks.

Merson said this while questioning Man United’s decision for appointing Rangnick as their interim manager.

According to him, Rangnick has never managed a team in England before.

It’s a different to build a team and get them to a level in football, but United is a team with big players, the job is to get them to play with that idea.

Rangnick has only managed to secure a few wins since becoming Man United’s interim manager until the end of the 2021/22 season.

The 63-year-old German reached an agreement with the Red Devils on a six-month contract, after which he will then take up a two-year consultancy role.

Paul Merson explained that Manchester United are yet to understand what they’re doing. In his opinion, the club is floating on the decision of few executives.

“…I’m hearing people going how great he is – but he’s never managed in England, he’s never managed one of the top teams in the world. Why is that? Why has no one else come in for him when managers have been up?

“I hear great things about him, people saying he’s going to press and he’s hard working and he’s turned lesser teams into real contenders. But that’s a lot different, getting a Schalke or a Hoffenheim to a certain stage.

“When you are asked to go to one of the biggest clubs in the world and they already have superstars and you have got to make them play… It’s all right at Schalke and Hoffenheim because they are going to listen and they want to get there.

“These [United] players are there and you have got to get them to go again.

“I think this is going to be difficult, this is going to be a lot harder than what people think.

“What I’m hearing is it’s like a gimme, he’ll come in and that will be it. That Man Utd are lucky. I’m not sure about that.”

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