Manchester United fans are reflecting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s spell as manager seemingly hitting a wall from which he cannot recover.

Solskjaer’s United have just four points from the last 18 games.

According to German journalist Christian Falk, former Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick is keen on the job.

This news is providing a bit of hope, with Rangnick vastly more experienced and knowledgable than Solskjaer.

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Rangnick has expressed his views on United

Rangnick offered his view on United on the first day of the 2019/20 season when he was in Manchester for a conference.

He told The Times: “Since Sir Alex [Ferguson] left they were underperforming. They haven’t won the title since he left. At any club, if you cannot get the right players, then you should at least not sign the wrong ones.

“You are in trouble if you do that in one or two or three consecutive transfer windows.

“Club building is about building the right squad by transferring the right players away and having more than 50 per cent success rate of bringing in the right players. Then you must have the best possible coaches to develop these players.”

 

This has summed up United’s problems. The club have often bought poorly, and now, even with seemingly buying quality players, United lack the coaches to develop them properly to achieve what they are truly capable of.

Rangnick was asked if he would be keen on the United job, to which he responded to say he was happy in Leipzig, where he was director of football. He has since left that role.

He said: “I am happy in my current job and it would take a lot to lure me away right now.

“There is a lot of space for a vision for United, but I am very happy where I am.”

Rangnick’s words certainly left a little intrigue. Clearly he can see the rewards on offer at United for the coach who gets the job right.

Now he is reportedly interested, United should hold a conversation with him at the very least.

It’s hard to see Ed Woodward and co getting anything right, but Rangnick is a potentially exciting appointment, even if just on a short term basis.

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