Ralf Rangnick has reportedly slammed Manchester United chiefs for their “sticking-plaster” transfer strategy.
The German took over as the Red Devils’ interim manager in December in a bid to recover the season following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But things appear to have gotten worse under the former RB Leipzig boss, with Man United crashing out of all cup competitions and on course to miss out on Champions League football next season.
And Rangnick has now put the blame on United bosses for their “short-sighted” strategy when it comes to transfers. According to journalist Steve Bates, the United manager has directly called out director of football John Murtough.
He reportedly voiced his frustrations to Murtough over United signing players like Edinson Cavani at the end of their careers. The signing of 30-year-old Chinese Super League striker Odion Ighalo in 2020 was another experiment Rangnick disapproved of.
Rangnick believes it is that kind of short-term strategy with signings that has “no future” and has left United in sixth place with just four games left in the season.
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The man German media dubbed 'The Professor' has already publicly taken issue with the Man United hierarchy in recent weeks, having declared after the 4-0 loss to Liverpool that the Red Devils were “six years behind” their old rivals.
He raged after the Anfield annihilation: "It’s embarrassing, it’s completely disappointing and also humiliating, but we’ve got to accept that they’re six years ahead of us. When you compare that squad that Liverpool has with the one that Jurgen inherited when he came six years ago I think at the end of his first season they finished eighth.
“This is roughly where we are right now with our current team so this team needs to be rebuilt. It's clear and a game like today showed that even in a very drastic way that this rebuild is necessary."
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