Manchester – Tuesday 20/09/2022 18:16
In retrospect, ÖFB team boss Ralf Rangnick’s time at Manchester United was quite mixed. In his 29 games as coach of the “Red Devils”, the German averaged 1.45 points per game.
United star Bruno Fernandes now commented on “The Athletic” about Rangnick’s aegis. “Ralf came up with his idea of playing with intensity and pressing, like he was used to in Germany. But that didn’t quite work out for us because everyone involved was in a very depressed mood and didn’t have a lot of self-confidence,” the Portuguese explained the reasons for the mixed performance from his point of view.
“It wasn’t up to Rangnick”
He also hinted that it wasn’t due to Rangnick’s quality that there was less and less convergence, especially towards the end of the season. “It has nothing to do with Ralf. He tried his best,” says the attacking midfielder.
“He’s a good coach with good ideas, but it didn’t suit everyone,” he says, referring to the player material, which often didn’t get along with the philosophy of the ÖFB team boss. “That’s because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team was built on his ideas,” says Fernandes.
The differences should ultimately work in favor of the domestic national team, after all Rangnick did not sign a new contract with United and instead opted for an engagement with the ÖFB.