EPL: Ralf Rangnick’s formation, style revealed ahead Man Utd move

Bundesliga expert Kevin Hatchard has revealed the formation Ralf Rangnick, reported to be very close to becoming Manchester United’s interim manager, usually applies.

Hatchard, who watched plenty of Rangnick’s sides during his time in Germany, says the German likes the 4-4-2 or 4-2-2-2 formation.

Manchester United have reportedly picked Rangnick as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s replacement on an interim basis and are set for a fresh start at Old Trafford.

He will sign a six-month contract and Hatchard told talkSPORT Drive about Rangnick.

“Generally [he plays] a back-four, but not always,” Hatchard said.

“He has played a back-three at times, but generally a back-four.

“He likes the 4-4-2 or 4-2-2-2 because what he wants to do is he wants to hit you as quickly as possible.

“So you do see a lot of play go through the middle, but he is flexible.

“He will tweak things and change things here and there, but what he doesn’t change is that willingness to hit at breakneck speeds and that swarming pressing – that’s not gonna be negotiable either.”

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