Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick reiterated the rebuild job needed at the club. He believes that focus needs to be put on the whole team and not specific areas. A potential walk-out was planned during the team’s 3-0 win over Brentford in the Premier League. There was a feel-good environment after a horrendous season where they recorded the least points in their history.
“Apart from goalkeeping where we have three excellent goalkeepers in Tom Heaton, Dean Henderson, and David de Gea, in all other areas, there will be players leaving the club. I wouldn’t put focus on special areas of the pitch – it should go through the whole team,” Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick said. “So far we haven’t been able to speak [to Ten Hag]. Erik’s focus is on winning the Dutch league, our focus was on our games. It’s obvious quite a few players will leave and there is a need for top-quality players. I strongly believe that if everyone works together we can bring Man Utd back to where we need to be. Other clubs only needed two or three transfer windows to challenge but from now on we need to bring in top-quality players who really help raise the level. If this happens then I don’t think it should take too long.”
“Cristiano is not a central striker. He does not want to play in that position, in order to not play central, you have to play two strikers,” he added. “If you look into international football, there are not many teams who play with two, you either have three or a false nine. It’s not a question of a position, the club needs two new strikers who give this team more quality. Modern strikers do not have to be wingers if you look at Liverpool and Man City, they have top strikers.”