Man United boss Ralf Rangnick has dismissed claims he questioned the professionalism of the players. He revealed that he has compiled a dossier of all the players at the club for incoming coach Erik ten Hag. Rangnick has been in charge after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November. He has failed to make an impact and their top-four hopes are slowly diminishing.
“I also never said anything to anybody criticizing the attitude of the players as being unprofessional or selfish. This is not true, I will always protect my players. I have never realized any issues of them being unprofessional or selfish,” Man United boss Ralf Rangnick said. “It’s obvious that the players are, in moments like this, looking for reasons why the results haven’t been as good as they were. I’ve been talking to the board quite regularly and obviously, we were also exchanging our impressions of the current situation. For me it’s important, together with Erik, together with the scouting department, we can build a new squad, a new group of players with quality and mentality that Erik, together with his coaching staff, will develop and lead this club into a range where supporters will want to see Manchester United.”
“Erik is the manager next season and if he would like to get my opinion or hear something about how I assess the current situation, I’m more than happy to speak with him,” he added. “We have four more games to play, the next two games are at home at Old Trafford and we will try to get as many points and win as many games as we possibly can,” said Rangnick at his pre-match press conference. In order to do that we need to play on the best level we possibly can.”