Thomas Frank believes that 'remarkable' Ralf Rangnick is 'underestimated'

Brentford manager Thomas Frank praised Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick before the clash between the teams was postponed due to Covid-19.

The game will not go ahead due to a number of Covid cases at United. The game was due to take place at Brentford at 7.30pm tonight (Tuesday, December 14).

However, at his pre-match press conference, Bees boss Frank spoke about his respect for United’s interim manager and what he had achieved during his career.

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Speaking via the club’s official website, Frank said: “I’ve known the Rangnick style for many years. It was most impressive when Salzburg played against Ajax a few years ago.”

The 63-year-old is only three games into his United tenure, but he has already managed back-to-back Premier League clean sheets and has given several of the club’s youngsters their Champions League debuts.

Frank believes that the German coach is “underestimated” in the footballing world and what he has created at the Red Bull group has been “remarkable”.

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The Danish coach added: “I have biggest respect for Rangnick; what he has created over the years have been remarkable. I think he’s a little underestimated as a coach in the football world. What he has implemented at different clubs is very impressive.”

However, the 48-year-old believes that Rangnick is going to need time to implement his philosophies at Old Trafford and to get the club’s ‘unbelievable’ player performing ‘how he wants’.

Frank concluded: “I think he is really good, but he isn’t a magician. Even Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola would say they need a tiny bit more than three games to get everything up to 100 per cent.

“They will not be top performing how he wants right now but they still have unbelievable players with so much quality as we have seen through this season.”

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