Ralf Rangnick ‘certainly not done’ as Man Utd pundit drops theory on manager’s situation with Chelsea claim
Ralf Rangnick will dispel any doubts over his future as Manchester United manager if he wins the Champions League, a pundit has claimed.
The German tactician arrived at Old Trafford in November as caretaker manager following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 63-year-old faced reports of player criticism for his tactics and disappointing impact.
However, Rio Ferdinand recently supported Rangnick with a stat which, for the pundit, underlined the most important conclusion of the manager’s time so far at Old Trafford.
United’s uneven form this season has made the Premier League top four the team’s top priority. However, they are still in the Champions League. Indeed, they drew 1-1 against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their last 16 draw.
They therefore have a chance of reaching the quarter-finals. Although they are not among the favorites for European glory, former Man Utd striker Louis Saha has insisted Rangnick can defy the odds.
By potentially winning the Champions League, Saha added that Rangnick would remove any doubts about his future.
United are on the hunt for a new permanent manager, but Rangnick is reportedly not in the frame.
“It’s definitely not the case that Rangnick won’t be there in charge of United this summer,” Saha said. say it DailyMirror.
“If Ralf wins the Champions League he will stay there as a manager. There is concern around him, yes, because he started very well and people thought he would stay, and now United are not playing. Not so good.
“But it’s all about results for Rangnick. United can win the Champions League this season.
Liverpool, Manchester City and Bayern Munich are all among the favorites to win the Champions League instead. But in backing Man Utd, Saha pointed the finger at holders Chelsea, who he said didn’t look like they won last season.
“Chelsea won it, they weren’t brilliant in the first half of last year and they won it,” added the pundit. “I don’t think their team was that strong and they won it.
“They finally found a foundation that was hard to beat. They weren’t brilliant going forward but they still managed to win the Champions League.
Man Utd and Rangnick have a balancing act
Despite Saha’s claims that Man Utd can win the Champions League, Rangnick has openly admitted that a place in the top four in the Premier League is his side’s top priority.
The Red Devils are currently in fourth place, but eighth-placed Wolves are just seven points behind.
And March will prove crucial for United on both of their remaining fronts.
They face Atletico Madrid in their second leg. They will also face Manchester City and Tottenham in close Premier League clashes. Another draw with Liverpool awaits, but that will be rearranged to host the Reds’ FA Cup quarter-final.
As a result, Rangnick’s future hangs in the balance at the moment.
And Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino remains the top manager’s target.