Former Arsenal player Perry Groves believes that Manchester United shouldn’t appoint Ralf Rangnick for the consultancy role if the Red Devils fail to finish in the top four spot this season.
Following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Old Trafford hierarchy have decided to appoint the 63-year-old as the interim boss until the end of this season and then he will be taking over the consultancy role for two more years. United have so far played two games in the Premier League under the German tactician and on both occasions, they have won by 1-0.
Speaking with talkSports quoted by Express, the former Arsenal winger said that Ralf Rangnick should not be anywhere near Manchester United if he fails to qualify for the Champions League next season.
The former player further claims that the Red Devils have an excellent squad and therefore, the German boss does not have any excuse not to achieve the club’s main objective of this season. Groves said:
“Manchester United should be nailed on for the [top four]. If Ralf Rangnick doesn’t get Manchester United fourth, he shouldn’t be anywhere near Manchester United. If you look at their fixtures as well, March is going to be a defining month for Man United.
“They play Man City away, Spurs at home, Liverpool away and they’ve got the second leg of Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. That run-up before that, they’ve got a tricky game, [Aston] Villa away, West Ham at home. But apart from that, their run is set up for them to be in a pretty strong and comfortable position.”
Will it be the right decision by Manchester United not to appoint Rangnick for the consultancy role?
It will be a wrong decision by Manchester United if they decide not to appoint Rangnick for the consultancy role if he fails to finish in the top four spot. The competition in the Premier League is extremely tough and taking charge in mid-season is even tougher for any coach to implement his philosophy.
Following the Covid-19 outbreak in the squad, the German boss has had even less time to work on his system. So, it will be interesting to see how the Red Devils can cope with this situation during this busy festive period.
Meanwhile, the Old Trafford outfit have made quite a few bad choices in the transfer market over the past decade. So, Rangnick would help the club to make the right decisions and can provide a stable strategy off the field, should he join in the consultancy position.
So, it will be an absolute necessity for Manchester United to take advantage of the 63-year-old’s experience to bring back success at the Old Trafford stadium. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how Manchester United will grow under the guidance of Ralf Rangnick in the coming days.