It has now been just over four months since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to step down from the presidency of Manchester United.
Since then, Ralph Rangnick has come along and steered the ship on the right track.
Despite the fact that United were not always a fan, they lost only one game under the German.
Superstar Bruno Fernandes is happy with the change of coach, and supports Rangnick after reports of dissatisfaction at the United camp. At the same time, he sent an indirect stab at former president Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
– I’ve never heard anyone complain about tactics, and I hope no one does. He says and continues that it would be disrespectful to the coach’s ideas:
– I think we’ve done well since he came. We have more identity as a team now.
One of the things Solskjaer has received a lot of criticism for being manager of Manchester United is the lack of a clear playing style and identity.
“United has no identity, no idea, no opportunity under his leadership,” wrote the Manchester Evening News journalist Samuel Lockhurst after the shock 5-0 loss to Liverpool this fall.
I always wonder what the team should do tactically. I don’t see a philosophy or an identity. I am confused about the team, United legend Rio Ferdinand was judged just two weeks before Solskjaer was sent off.
On the other hand, Ralph Rangnick is famous for his infamous “counter-pressure” system. Former RB Leipzig coach is often credited as the originator of the system, which relies on constant and intense pressing.
The German has been an inspiration to world class coaches such as Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel, who have had huge success at Liverpool and Chelsea respectively.
Wednesday’s match against Atlético Madrid marks the beginning of the “Red Devils” heavy match program. Moreover, Manchester City, Tottenham and Atletico are waiting again before the trip to Anfield before there is a break for the national team.
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