Ralf Rangnick.

What is the boss looking to change?

Saturday 11 December 2021 08:00

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick knew from the first training session that the players are capable of adapting to his style.

The boss was impressed by the technical ability on show at Carrington and is looking for more progressive passing from his side, in order to exploit the speed of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford in attack.

With typically detailed precision, Ralf explained the key to satisfying him in this respect is merely adopting the right mindset and changing mentality because this is something he is still determined to change in order to improve our offensive play.

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“Well, it’s not so much a question of quality of passing," he told MUTV's Stewart Gardner. "I mean, even in the first one or two training sessions, I realised the players were able and willing to play sharp, low, hard passes between them and they are technically able.

“This really stuck out in the first couple of training sessions. When I compare that with teams in Germany, that they can do that on a high level. It’s more a question of where and when do they play the ball forward.

"For me, there is still too much playing square and backwards. For me, it’s to implement the idea of playing vertical, whenever possible. I think we have the players up front, we have fast players up front, who we can play the ball to with Cristiano and Marcus.

"Therefore, we need to change a little bit the mindset. It’s not so much the technical abilities to play that ball, it’s more the way they have been used to playing so far. This is something I will try to change."