Man United player 'had to Google who Ralf Rangnick was' 4 months ago

Man United player 'had to Google who Ralf Rangnick was'

Never a good start when you have to Google who your boss is.

An unnamed Manchester United player had to search who Ralf Rangnick was before he took over as an interim boss until the end of the season.

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Rangnick took over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Norwegian was sacked in November. Whilst Rangnick has a huge pedigree in the game, reports from ESPN suggest that more than one Man United player had to Google search the interim boss.

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Ralf Rangnick and the Man United squad.

Despite the German's wealth of knowledge, United have yet to hit the ground running and are now dealing with the fallout after losing against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night - their first defeat since Rangnick took charge.

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The result comes after a series of abject performances, which have led to a series of inquests from supporters, with many citing their blame on the playing squad and their apparent lack of desire to perform.

It's led to reports of a divide in the dressing room with some members of the squad frustrated by the lack of playing time, whilst others are disillusioned by the interim boss' tactics.

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As a result, up to 11 players reportedly want to leave Old Trafford, with rumours suggesting that Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek, Dean Henderson and Eric Bailly want to leave.

According to reports on Wednesday, players have found Rangnick to be a more distant figure than Solskjaer was, with some senior members of the club describing the atmosphere as the 'worst they can remember.'

Rangnick and United now have the chance to turn their attention away from the Premier League and build momentum in the FA Cup on Monday night when they face Aston Villa at Old Trafford in the third round.

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