Ralf Rangnick will meet incoming Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag this weekend because the German goals to carry the curtain down on his interim reign by securing Europa League qualification. Ten Hag is predicted to attend United’s remaining recreation of a depressing season at Crystal Palace as he prepares for a serious summer season rebuild. The Red Devils sit sixth within the Premier League, two factors forward of West Ham, and have to win at Selhurst Park to ensure a spot within the Europa League. Anything aside from victory and United could possibly be relegated to the third tier of European competitors within the Europa Conference League.
Rangnick has did not encourage any type of upturn in fortunes for the reason that sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November.
And his time in cost hit a brand new low when United have been thrashed 4-0 by Brighton of their final outing two weeks in the past.
“I am positive that the players want to get things right and show and prove to everybody that they are capable to play a lot better than we did at Brighton,” mentioned Rangnick on Friday.
“I am also positive that they would much rather play in the Europa League than in the Conference League.
“For positive they should play Thursday night quite than Tuesday or Wednesday however I believe it is nonetheless an enormous distinction if a membership like Manchester United performs within the Europa League quite than the Conference League.”
Ten Hag has cut short his contract with Ajax to officially start as manager at Old Trafford from Monday.
Rangnick is set to take over as Austria manager, but will still be contracted to United for the next two years in a consultancy role.
“We’ve been involved by way of WhatsApp and we hopefully can have the chance to talk and meet in individual, both over the weekend or on Monday morning on the newest,” added Rangnick on his communication with Ten Hag.
“I’m trying ahead to talking with him and attending to know him in individual.”
Rangnick has been outspoken on the issues facing United, who he has previously said need open heart surgery before they can challenge for major honours again.
“I nonetheless strongly imagine that there’s a core of gamers who’re high, who’re nicely value and ok to play for this membership and hopefully most of these gamers will nonetheless be right here subsequent season,” said Rangnick.
“If the board, Erik, the scouting division – and I’ll assist them with all the problems that I can assist them – if we herald the appropriate mentality gamers, the appropriate high quality gamers, I’m constructive that we will carry this membership again not solely on observe but additionally again to the highest.”
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