Apparently, the German coach had previously made statements about the four players who are now in Manchester United’s uniform, in which three of them were sarcastic . Who are they?
The German coach, as of Monday (29/11/2021), officially became the interim manager of Manchester United . He has a six-month contract that will expire at the end of May 2022.
Ralf Rangnick is quite optimistic about the squad he has at Manchester United. According to him, he will help the players to be optimal in the next six months.
“This squad is full of talent and has a great balance between young and experienced players. All my efforts over the next six months will help these players fulfill their potential, both individually and, most importantly, as a team,” said Rangnick.
Interestingly, before joining Manchester United , this German coach had criticized three Red Devils players. Who are they? And what does Rangnick have to say about the four players?
About Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luke Shaw
Previously, Rangnick worked as Director of Sport for RB Leipzig in 2017. He once mentioned the name Paul Pogba when discussing Naby Keita in 2017.
“Wouldn’t trade Keita for Pogba for our style of play,” Rangnick said in an interview with German publication Sport1 .
Not only Paul Pogba, Rangnick has also discussed Cristiano Ronaldo when he was still at RB Leipzig.
Both are too old and too expensive,” Rangnick said when asked about the possibility of signing Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi for RB Leipzig in 2016.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s left wing-back , Luke Shaw, could not be separated from Ralf Rangnick’s sarcasm .
“They can play with a left-back. before eventually becoming a mainstay at the club. The Red Devils left back.
Kudos to Jadon Sancho
Unlike the three players above, Ralf Rangnick has actually given praise to Jadon Sancho, who this season joined Manchester United .
Ralf Rangnick admitted that he wanted the English player and brought him to RB Leipzig before the player finally chose to join Borussia Dortmund.
“We targeted him for four years in Leipzig and we met Jadon, his family and his agent three years ago. Ralph Hasenhuttl and I met them in London, but unfortunately he decided to go to Borussia Dortmund,” Rangnick said in September 2020.
His development over the last three years has been incredible. He is one of the best wing forwards in Europe at the moment.”
“If you look at his stats last season in the Bundesliga, he scored 18 goals and had 18 assists. As a winger, those stats are phenomenal and I haven’t seen any player in Europe with this combination of speed, sharpness in front of goal and the ability to provide assists like this. herself.”
Now Ralf Rangnick will actually manage Jadon Sancho at Old Trafford, at least until next summer. The hope is that the German coach will really provide an opportunity so that Sancho can continue to perform optimally as in the two matches he played under the direction of Manchester United assistant coach, Michael Carrick.