Rangnick’s comments are hitting home for a lot of people
Ralf Rangnick’s previous advice on how to rebuild Manchester United is going viral once again.
On Sunday, United were comfortably beaten by Manchester City thanks to an Erling Haaland brace and Phil Foden strike to condemn the Red Devils to their fifth defeat in 10 Premier League games – their worst start since 1986-87.
Several pundits chimed in with their opinions ranging from Roy Keane calling for Bruno Fernandes to be stripped of the captaincy, Jamie Carragher singling out Erik ten Hag and Gary Neville slamming the Glazers.
While all of them have a point in some respects, Rangnick’s comments back in 2022 have really hit home for some fans after he stated that the club needed “open heart surgery” and criticised the lack of joined-up thinking.
During his time as interim manager, he said: “It’s crystal clear. It’s not that difficult. You don’t even need glasses to analyse and to see where the problems are.
“So now it’s about how do we solve them. And for me it’s clear – it’s not enough to make minor amendments, little issues here and there, minor cosmetic things.
“No. This is an operation of the open heart. This is also not something that one single person as a manager can do. With all due respect to Jurgen [Klopp] and Pep [Guardiola], I’m sure that they did not do everything themselves.
“There were also other people involved. If people want to work together then it makes sense and I still believe it does not need to take two or three years to change those things.
“This can happen within one year.”
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