Man Utd camp have been unhappy for months and Ralf Rangnick has yet to improve his mood
Rangnick was appointed Manchester United’s interim manager a month ago, but performance has remained poor despite his undefeated start to life in the Old Trafford dugout canoe
Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick’s struggles appear to be increasing, with reports indicating that the German has failed to improve the mood around Old Trafford.
The Red Devils struggled to recover from their failure to win the Europa League last season, with a challenge for the Premier League title expected this season quickly collapsing.
Inconsistent performances and a string of poor results saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lose his managerial post after a disastrous loss to relegation-threatened Watford.
Rangnick was quickly installed as an interim manager with the hope that he could finally install a winning philosophy among the Premier League giants.
So far, that has not happened, with performance remaining inconsistent a month after Rangnick’s reign.
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The German has gone undefeated in his first four games at the helm, but his team’s performances have been increasingly poor.
United claimed a victory over relegation-bound Norwich three weeks ago, recovering from a poor first half thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty.
But the lowest point in Rangnick’s reign came on Monday night when the Red Devils traveled to Newcastle.
The Magpies seemed able to easily counter Rangnick’s famous tactics and arguably should have won.
Instead, United managed to save a draw thanks to a second-half strike from substitute Edinson Cavani.
Ronaldo stormed the St James’ Park pitch after the game, which has been frequent in recent weeks, suggesting that all is not well within the United squad.
According to The telegraph of the day, this has been the situation for some time, the camp being described as “unhappy for months”.
It is further stated that Rangnick failed to change this situation and improve the mood around Old Trafford.
A “multitude of players” are still reportedly keen to leave the club despite Rangnick’s arrival, with some struggling to adjust to the German’s training sessions.
The atmosphere of a “losing team” persists, with the feeling that the whole team is not pulling in the same direction.
Rangnick was not helped by the Covid-19 outbreak that hit the team two weeks ago, with only a small group of first-team players available for training.
It turned out to be “very disruptive” for the new boss, who tried to install a new 4-2-2-2 formation in his players.
The temporary United boss is hoping to improve his performance quickly, before slipping further behind Arsenal in the race to finish in the top four.
The Red Devils host Burnley on Thursday night in their final game of 2021, in desperate need of a positive performance.
Rangnick could use the January transfer window to bolster his squad, although he will have to work quickly with just a month to sign players.