Ralf Rangnick ‘b*****ked Manchester United players who used injuries as an excuse not to play in tough away games’ under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s soft rule – which led to complaints that interim boss “shouts too much”‘
- Ralf Rangnick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United in November
- Players are said to have used minor injuries to avoid away games under Solskjaer
- This led to Rangnick ‘bollocking’ players when he first arrived at Old Trafford
- There have been complaints that the German manager ‘shouts too much’
Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick reportedly ‘bollocked’ players who had exploited a rule under former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
It has been a season of turmoil on and off the pitch for the Red Devils who sacked club legend Solskjaer in November after a poor run of results.
Rangnick replaced the Norwegian on an interim basis until the end of the season, when he is then expected to step back into a consultant role for the following two years.
Ralf Rangnick is said to have ‘bollocked’ players for exploiting a rule under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Some players are said to have used minor injuries to avoid tough away games under Solskjaer
The Independent have reported that the 63-year-old was ‘taken aback by the chaos’ at the club when he first arrived.
One thing he was not happy about was discovering a soft rule under Solskjaer which some players are said to have exploited.
While Jose Mourinho, the man who Solskjaer replaced, would turn away from players who wouldn’t ‘go to the limit’ because of physical issues, the Norwegian was said to be the opposite.
The Independent report that it was an ‘open secret’ that players with minor issues would miss away games ‘that they didn’t fancy’.
Rangnick was said to have been ‘taken aback’ by the chaos at United when he arrived
Upon discovering this, Rangnick ‘bollocked’ United players and ‘delivered some home truths’.
This is said to have led to some leaks from Old Trafford, with complains suggesting that Rangnick ‘shouts too much’.
Rangnick has found it tough to implement his style since his arrival at the club and it has previously been reported that United players are unhappy with his training methods.
Players jokingly gave assistant coach Chris Armas the nickname ‘Ted Lasso’ after the bumbling coach in the Apple+ comedy series.
Some players such as Cristiano Ronaldo don’t suit the German’s high-pressing style
The likes of Jadon Sancho (pictured) and Anthony Elanga have impressed under Rangnick
Players such as Jadon Sancho and Anthony Elanga are said to be ‘receptive’ to Rangnick’s methods which comes as no surprise with their recent impressive form.
Sancho is enjoying his best run of form since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund last summer providing two assists in the 4-2 win over Leeds, while Elanga came on and scored in the same game.
However, Bruno Fernandes was described by one coach as being ‘tactically anarchic’, midfielder Paul Pogba fails to live up to Rangnick’s demands when out of possession and Cristiano Ronaldo does not have the legs to press the opposition.
Back-to-back wins over Brighton and Leeds mean United are in the driving seat for the fourth Champions League spot, though Arsenal, Wolves and Tottenham could all go ahead if they win their respective games in hand.
Attentions turn to the Champions League on Wednesday, when United face Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano in the first leg of their last-16 clash.