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Michael Carrick feels Ralf Rangnick can reap same benefit as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


Ralf Rangnick is set to take the reins from Michael Carrick at Man Utd and will be looking to hit the ground running – much like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did back in 2018

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Michael Carrick is the man making the decisions at Manchester United, but for how much longer remains to be seen.

An agreement with Ralf Rangnick is said to have been sorted and he will soon take charge for the remainder of the season.

He will not be in the dugout for the game with Chelsea on Sunday, however, meaning Carrick will be calling the shots.

The former player turned coach led United for their 2-0 win over Villarreal on Tuesday, benefitting from the renowned new manager bounce.

It was the same bounce that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer benefitted from almost two years ago as he embarked on an incredible winning run.

Quality at United is not in doubt, it has just been a case of getting the pieces to click – something Solskjaer failed to do.

But the point remains, wholesale changes are not needed on the red half of Manchester.

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Ralf Rangnick will be looking to make a swift impact in Manchester
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Carrick was very much a stop-gap with the club making it clear he was taking the reins until they found an interim manager for the rest of the year.

As a result the 40-year-old is unlikely to be drilling his players according to his philosophy on the training ground.

That is not to say it cannot be done, however, with Carrick admitting ideas can be relaid in very little time, thus allowing a group to change their approach.

Managers these days can often ask for time and patience, but the current man in charge at United believes a new voice and new ideas can quickly breed results.

He said: “You can get ideas across pretty quickly. I think history shows that.

“Sometimes it’s not just the ideas but just a different voice, maybe, or a freshness. History proves that, for whatever reason.

“Again, looking back at history, sometimes it works really well, sometimes not so well, that’s just the nature of life. So we’ll see what happens in the days to come.”

Those comments will no doubt be music to the ears of Rangnick, who will arrive at Old Trafford with a defined philosophy.

The German tactician is one of the Godfathers of the modern game, pioneering several methods that are crucial today.







Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was able to hit the ground running back in 2018
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Pressing is one of those and United’s current crop will need to embrace that much quicker than they have thus far.

A lack of work off the ball has been an issue, with Cristiano Ronaldo criticised more than any of his teammates.

Rangnick is only set to be in charge until the end of the season, when a new man will then take charge, no doubt bringing his own ideas.

United will surely look to appoint someone who will compliment and take on what the German has put in place.

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