Ralf Rangnick casts doubt on whether he will take up Man Utd consultancy role after Erik ten Hag arrival

Erik ten Hag was appointed as the new Manchester United manager on Thursday; Ralf Rangnick was expected to move into a consultancy role at the club at the end of his interim period; Man Utd travel to Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday

Ralf Rangnick has cast doubt on whether he will take up his consultancy role with Manchester United, saying that a contract is not as important as “what will really happen”.

In an incredibly honest briefing with the written media following his open press conference at Carrington on Friday, the interim manager also said the club cannot make cosmetic changes but require ‘open heart surgery’ to cure their issues.

While Rangnick feels Erik ten Hag was the best possible coach available to United, he stressed that the Dutchman can only succeed if there is a dose of realism over the current situation and a willingness to overhaul in the right way moving forward.

Is it fair to describe Paul Pogba as enigmatic?

It doesn’t make sense to talk about that, right now he’s injured. But I mean, he’s a player that won the World Cup with France. We all know what kind of potential he has and the good player he can be. But like quite like a few other players, he was just struggling to get his best performances sustainably on the pitch for United matches. This was not only the case this season, or in the last couple of weeks. As far as I remember, this was also the case in earlier years.

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