Manchester United Need to Focus on Younger Players Not Star PlayersIs there a way for United to develop a young team without sacrificing star quality? I think so. I've written about Marcus Rashford before‚ but I don't think the club should have kept Juan Veron. It would have been a mistake. United's first year under new coach Erik ten Hag was a disaster. I'm sure we will see the same with the new generation of players‚ including Dan Coombs.
Ralf Rangnick: Manchester United need to focus on younger playersInterim manager Ralf Rangnick has told the club's board that it must find the next generation of stars to replace the'stars' it's already discarded. He argues that Manchester United should spend money on young players who are ready to take on the biggest clubs in Europe. However‚ Rangnick has also warned that the club will struggle to recruit top players as their rivals are already well equipped to sign top names. Despite spending a fortune on Angel Di Maria and Alexis Sanchez‚ Rangnick believes that the club should focus on the young‚ hungry players instead of big-name stars. Ralf Rangnick also argues that Manchester United need to recruit younger players and focus on them as opposed to superstars. Ralf Rangnick's first training session has been postponed due to work permit problems‚ but he has since received the green light to carry out his duties. The new manager has the opportunity to introduce a more structured system of play and shape the squad. While Rangnick has only spent a few training sessions with the club‚ he has already made mistakes that betray his inexperience. In the case of the team‚ Rangnick will likely see improvement from the set pieces. So‚ what are Rangnick's priorities? And can he be trusted with the job? Ralf Rangnick: the German coach won the German Cup with Schalke a decade ago‚ and his recruitment philosophy aligns with the club's strategy for the future. He spent PS50 million on young players such as Facundo Pellistri and Amad‚ who have a bright future at the club. Rangnick is also a revered coach in the modern game‚ who has made top Bundesliga teams from lower-league teams.
Ralf Rangnick: Marcus Rashford is a promising young strikerHowever‚ in recent weeks Rashford has been a shadow of his former self‚ both in training and games. Despite this‚ Ralf Rangnick insists the young striker can improve. In an interview‚ Rashford said he wished the club would do more to keep him. However‚ the young striker has only scored twice in his last two league games. However‚ his performance against Leicester City on Saturday was hardly impressive. The manager chose to start Anthony Elanga and play Bruno Fernandes in the attacking midfield‚ and a false nine was deployed in place of Rashford. Nevertheless‚ Rashford has now scored eleven goals in his last 22 games. In addition to his innate ability to score‚ Rashford also has a great deal of speed. Though not known for his pressing ability‚ Rashford is an excellent player to play alongside. He has excellent finishing ability and fits the Erling Haaland mould. Nonetheless‚ the future is in Rashford's hands. If this young striker keeps improving‚ it could be a good opportunity for him. Meanwhile‚ interim manager Ralf Rangnick has said that his priority is to find young players who can develop into future stars. The team has already got young attacking options like Marcus Rashford and Antonio Valencia. While the club is already blessed with young talent‚ Rangnick has admitted to liking Dortmund's Jude Bellingham. However‚ his $150 million price tag makes him a coveted target for both Liverpool and Real Madrid. Ralf Rangnick: The new manager at Manchester United is a good fit. But the current manager has been unable to improve the team's performance. He must convince the club's top management to implement a drastic change. He should look to the players at Manchester United to build the team around them. This will help the players develop in the long run.
Dan Coombs: Keeping Juan Veron would have been a mistakeIn the eyes of many Manchester United fans‚ keeping Juan Veron would have been a mistake. The Portuguese midfielder is a technical player who lacks speed and aggression. If United were to sign him‚ it would be a step backwards. Instead‚ they should look to the future. This is a mistake‚ says Rangnick‚ who believes that extending the contract of the Frenchman would be a mistake. The midfielder is currently under contract with United until the summer of 2024 and has been on loan to Sevilla in recent seasons. The move to Sevilla was designed to attract a bidder for him in the summer. However‚ this transfer could not go ahead because United would have had to pay a transfer fee on top of his PS250‚000 weekly salary.
Ralf Rangnick: Erik ten Hag is a great coachRalf Rangnick: Since his appointment in November‚ the Austrian has struggled to get the best from Manchester United. However‚ he has seen Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig rise to prominence. He believes United have made the right choice in hiring Ten Hag as a permanent successor. Despite his inexperience in English football‚ Rangnick has a strong track record in coaching and is eager to offer his advice to Ten Hag. Ralf Rangnick: The interim manager at Manchester United for two years is no stranger to football. Despite not knowing ten Hag well‚ he has high expectations for the Dutchman. Having worked with him at Go Ahead Eagles and Bayern Munich II‚ Ten Hag's philosophy has been influenced by Guardiola. Ralf Rangnick: What makes Erik ten Hag a great coach at Manchester United? Despite being only 52 years old‚ ten Hag has a rich history in the football world. Born in the Netherlands‚ ten Hag played for Haaksbergen in the Twente region and won back-to-back league titles with Ajax Amsterdam. Ten Hag currently leads the Eredivisie points table‚ and his side are four points ahead of rivals PSV Eindhoven (who recently beat Ajax in the KNVB Cup). Erik ten Hag: Ajax boss Ralf Rangnick has backed the Dutchman who is set to take over the job as permanent manager at the end of the season. The Dutchman previously managed Bayern Munich and Ajax. With his experience in European football‚ he has the credentials to succeed Solskjaer in the job. If Ten Hag is confirmed as the permanent manager of Manchester United‚ it will be a massive coup for the club.
Marc Jurado is on his way to Old TraffordManchester United have signed Uruguayan midfielder Marc Jurado on a three-year contract. The 19-year-old has already signed his first professional deal‚ but has yet to make his senior debut in the red and white stripes of Manchester United. Jurado has a bright future at United‚ but it will be up to him to live up to the high expectations. Jurado is likely to play right back in the coming years‚ which will suit his style of play. Manchester United have agreed to sign the promising teenage defender Marc Jurado‚ who has turned down a contract with Barcelona. Jurado initially came to the attention of Manchester United when he was a teenager playing in the Barcelona academy‚ but the Catalan giants saw his potential and acted quickly to sign him. Since his arrival‚ Jurado has been an almost constant starter for United's U-18s and looks set to win their U18 Premier League title this season. United have also signed other young defenders in recent weeks. In addition to Jurado‚ the Red Devils have signed Hannibal Mejbri‚ Teden Mengi‚ and Shola Shoretire. The Red Devils are well known for giving young players a chance‚ and this is no exception. Jurado was spotted in the summer on a visit to Barcelona‚ and his emergence at the club is certain to prompt comparisons with Gerard Pique‚ who moved from Barcelona to United at the age of 17. Similarly‚ Jurado is expected to thrive at Old Trafford. While many Manchester United fans believe that the deal is a surprise‚ Jurado's speed and quality make him an attractive prospect for a Premier League team. He has the ability to score and make the right decisions in the most crucial moments. And his innate goalscoring skills mean that he has a bright future at Old Trafford. The Spaniard's parents were convinced by Manchester United's desire to add him to their squad.
25 - Manchester United against Chelsea is now the outright most drawn fixture in Premier League history, with 25 of the meetings between the sides ending level. Stalemate. #MUNCHE — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 28, 2022
60': Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea
62': Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea
Instant response from Cristiano Ronaldo! His first Premier League goal against Chelsea.👏
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"I knew I probably should have scored. We have another game soon. It's a tough point today. We have to take it, put it behind us and move forward."
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