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How Man Utd could line up under interim manager Ralf Rangnick

How Man Utd could line up under interim manager Ralf Rangnick with Sancho and Fernandes given freedom to roam

MANCHESTER UNITED are on the verge of signing up German football mastermind Ralf Rangnick, who will become their interim manager.

The 63-year-old is poised to sign a six-month deal with the option of taking up a director’s role once the club make a long-term appointment.

Rangnick has been described as a 'perfectionist'

Rangnick has been described as a ‘perfectionist’ Credit: GETTY IMAGES

But the Red Devils need to negotiate his exit from Lokomotiv Moscow, where he is head of sports and development.

Described as a ‘perfectionist’ by RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen, Rangnick expects his team to be highly organised and run their socks off.

Rangnick described his style to ESPN, saying: “We like to press high, with a very intense counter-pressure.

“When we have the ball, we do not like any square or back passes.”

Cristiano Ronaldo has also come under fire in recent weeks for his lack of pressing from the front, but he’s an attacking weapon often too lethal to leave out.

Van De Beek and McTominay could provide a strong, hard-working midfield base for United
Van De Beek and McTominay could provide a strong, hard-working midfield base for United

Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay are hard grafters, and could both shine in Rangnick’s set-up, with Bruno Fernandes playing slightly further forward and given more freedom to roam.

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