Man United’s next manager expected to debut against Arsenal

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Ralf Rangnick until the end of the season, with his first game in charge set to be Arsenal.

The Red Devils sacked Ole Gunnar Solksjaer after a torrid run of results which saw him having lost five of their last seven Premier League matches, winning just one of those against Tottenham.

Michel Carrick inspired his side to victory in midweek in the Champions League to see them qualify for the knockout stages of the competition, but his rein is now expected to be short-lived with David Ornstein stating that they have an agreement in place to sign Rangnick from Lokomotiv Moscow until the end of the season.

Assuming there are no hiccups, his first game in charge looks set to be Arsenal, who no doubt would have preferred to have taken on Ole.

The Norwegian’s time in charge was inevitably coming to an end for some time, with his team initially believed to be title challengers, but have since disappeared out the top four to sit in eighth place, some 12 points off leaders Chelsea.

It will certainly be interesting to see what side turns up this weekend, when Carrick will lead his side away against the league leaders at Stamford Bridge, before the German boss is expected to take over the helm.

Will the imminent arrival at Old Trafford have come in time to see them resurrect their chances of a top-four finish?


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  1. The matter in hand right now is Newcastle on Saturday lunch time. After that we can then worry about ManU
    But whether against “struggling” Newcastle, or a “rejuvenated” United, we just need to put in our best shift. If we do, we can always come away with a heartwarming result

  2. I watched the first three minutes of DANS passionate defence of him thinking our manager is not good enough. Leaving aside our varying opinions on Arteta, it was cathartic for me personally to see that he has clearly taken on board my advice to speak more quickly, with more passion and spark and he also appeared to have prepared in advance what he wished to say.

    For that alone DAN , my thanks for listening to my well meaning advice, as it has plainly helped you to be more interesting, as I told you it would do.

    You might think I was too hard on you but it worked though!

  3. I can scarcely believe Uniteds timidity and inability to act decisively in making this relatively unsuccessful 63 year old an interim appointment.

    Aged 63, he has won only one German cup. Big deal!

    It will prove a failure at the level they demand IMO, AND THAT IS GOOD NEWS FOR US AND OTHER RIVALS OF UNITED.
    Their hieracrchy(owners and board) even makes ours look professional!!

    1. To be fair to Rangnick, while his track record as a Manager is nothing special, he has proved to be highly successful in terms of recruiting young unproven players and selling them on at huge profit..During his time as Director of Football at RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig he was instrumental in making these Clubs a fortune.During a 4 year period the m/v of these Clubs increased from 120m to 1.2b..This has obviously not been lost on Man Utd and I suspect they may be looking for him to become involved in a longer term as head of recruitment.We shall see.

      1. Grandad, That may be so but it will not scare Uniteds rivals, as his managerial record, where honours are concerned, is rank poor and that is what matters to fans.

        I fail to see any point in appointing an interim manager at all at a club of such world wide standing and appeal.

        But I am glad they have timidly chosen to do so.

  4. I’ll be so disappointed if Arteta parks the bus……!
    It’s not the arsenal way
    Parking the bus at anfield and still loosing
    Arsenal must take the game to United

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