Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes that the Red Devils’ interim manager Ralf Rangnick is finally getting the backing of the players and the German boss is starting to take control of proceedings.
Following disappointing performances under the former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Old Trafford club decided to dismiss the club legend and appoint the 63-year-old until the end of this season. However, the performance hasn’t improved much under the German tactician despite losing only one in his first 10 games in all competitions.
Speaking on Sky Sports podcast, quoted by Mirror, the former English full-back stated that he was impressed by United’s display against West Ham during the weekend. The Red Devils won their last two games and have ended the week on a higher note.
Neville feels that the players are starting to believe in the German boss’ method and Rangnick looks more in control of the dressing room in the last couple of games than he was a few weeks back. The former defender said:
“Very good week. Tough games, games you would think United would win but with the way they’ve been playing you’re not quite sure anymore. They rode their luck against Brentford and yesterday you saw something happening. I think Ralf Rangnick comes out of this week stronger than he started. I think people are backing him. I think he feels stronger and more in control than he was two weeks ago.”
Will Manchester United find success under Ralf Rangnick this season?
Manchester United have appointed Ralf Rangnick with the hope of finishing in the top four. Following the end of his six months stint as the manager, he will take over the consultancy role for two more years.
A recent report in The Athletic has claimed that the Red Devils have shortlisted Mauricio Pochettino, Erik Ten Hag, Luis Enrique and Julian Lopetegui for the permanent managerial role.
However, the German boss has already expressed his desire to stay as the Manchester United boss beyond this season if the Old Trafford outfit find success in this campaign.
Although the Red Devils haven’t been able to perform at their best under the German tactician, they have conceded fewer goals in recent games.
Rangnick will have a crucial break until the first week of February to work on his methods in the training ground. So, it will be interesting to see how Manchester United perform after this international break. If they can showcase significant improvement from next month then it will be tough for the Red Devils hierarchy to dismiss the German boss at the end of this season.