EPL: Paul Merson predicts what will happen to Rangnick at Man United


Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has predicted that it will be harder for incoming Manchester United manager, Ralf Rangnick, at Old Trafford.

Merson said this while questioning Man United’s decision to appoint Rangnick as their next manager.

According to him, Rangnick has never managed a team in England before.

Rangnick is on the verge of becoming Man United’s interim manager until the end of the 2021/22 season.

The 63-year-old German has reached an agreement with the Red Devils on a six-month contract, and will then take up a two-year consultancy role.

“Why do they [Manchester United] need an interim manager? Because they don’t know what they’re doing at the moment, in my opinion,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“Ole would have been at the club still today if it wasn’t for two goals in the last minute at Watford. I don’t think there was any plan. They didn’t think in their wildest dreams it was going to end up like that at Watford.

“At 2-1, I think he’s still in charge come Sunday. I think they were going to keep it going as long as they could.

“Now, to bring in a manager… I’m hearing people going how great he is – but he’s never managed in England, he’s never managed one of the top teams in the world. Why is that? Why has no one else come in for him when managers have been up?

“I hear great things about him, people saying he’s going to press and he’s hard working and he’s turned lesser teams into real contenders. But that’s a lot different, getting a Schalke or a Hoffenheim to a certain stage.

“When you are asked to go to one of the biggest clubs in the world and they already have superstars and you have got to make them play… It’s all right at Schalke and Hoffenheim because they are going to listen and they want to get there.

“These [United] players are there and you have got to get them to go again.

“I think this is going to be difficult, this is going to be a lot harder than what people think.

“What I’m hearing is it’s like a gimme, he’ll come in and that will be it. That Man Utd are lucky. I’m not sure about that.”





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