Latest sports news of today: Ralf Rangnick reveals how Manchester United prepared during the covid enforced break

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Latest sports news of today: Manchester United‘s interim manager Ralf Rangnick has revealed that he emphasized on preparing video footage to train the players while the training ground was closed. 

The Red Devils boss is a protagonist of video analysis and has recently added a video analyst Ewan Sharp, to his coaching team, following the departure of Kieran McKenna. 

Speaking ahead of the clash against Newcastle United quoted by Manchester Evening News, Rangnick has said that he was in contact with the players who were in isolation and tested positive for Coronavirus. The German boss further stated that he and his coaching team prepared video footage in order to train his players through those clips. 

He also said that the players had an intense training season in midweek and they are looking energetic ahead of Monday’s fixture against Newcastle. Rangnick said:

“I spoke with most of the players who were either in isolation or positively tested, so I spoke with 16 or 17 players individually over the phone to hear how they are and how they were feeling. But we did a lot of work in between together with my coaching staff, preparing video footage, and we have started to show this video footage to them from Tuesday, yesterday (Wednesday) and also today.

“Physically they look good, they had a very intense training session yesterday. The energy level was high, all the players were fully engaged and everybody was on board. It was a very intense training session, so I’m not worried about the physical state the team is in, they seem to be extremely fit.”

Latest sports news of today: Will Manchester United improve under Rangnick? 

Latest sports news of today: Manchester United showed a promising first 45-minutes in Ralf Rangnick’s first game in charge against Crystal Palace but haven’t been able to replicate the same performance in the following two games against Young Boys and Norwich City. So, it will be interesting to see how the Red Devils perform on Monday night against the Magpies. 

The German boss has expressed that he wants to implement a high-pressing proactive style of play at the Old Trafford stadium. And this must sound extremely soothing for United fans who were craving for an identity since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. 

However, it will not be easy to implement that in just six months, given he has only been appointed for the interim role until the end of this season. So, there could arise a huge dilemma at the end of this season about should the Red Devils hierarchy keep the 63-year-old for a longer period or not if Manchester United can perform how the German boss wants them to play. 

Therefore, it will be interesting to see how Manchester United finish this season under Ralf Rangnick. If the Red Devils qualify for the Champions League next season and win any of the cup competitions, then the German boss would surely want to continue as the head coach, given he has already expressed his desire to stay beyond this season. 

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