Ralf Rangnick ‘given access to Man Utd training ground footage’ so he can get to know the players before he starts

INCOMING Red Devils boss Ralf Rangnick is set to be well versed in his new players before even arriving at Carrington.

Ragnick, 63, has reportedly been sent footage of the Manchester United squadon the training pitch so he can start studying already.


The German has been given access to a number of different camera angles that capture footage from Carrington, according to The Telegraph.

The man nicknamed 'The Professor' is set to get the ball rolling for his masterplan before being officially introduced to his players.

And he'll need to have something special up his sleeve in order to turn things around at Old Trafford.

But bosses at the club are hoping his experience and tactical expertise will help lift the club from the doldrums of eighth place in the Premier League.

The Red Devils lost seven out of their last 13 games before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday.

A 2-0 win against Villarreal followed in midweek, although United were under the cosh for large parts of the game.

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Chiefs have reportedly struck a deal with Rangnick for him to take over as manager until the end of the season, then stay on as a consultant for another two years.

He's set to leave his role as Head of Sport and Development at Lokomotiv Moscow that he only began in the summer.

Rangnick is rumoured to be in England finalising the deal to join the Red Devils in a swanky Mayfair office.

A first interview with United was conducted on Monday and bosses at the club were immediately impressed.

He was deemed the perfect man for the job because he is the OPPOSITE to the sacked Solskjaer.

The German joins with a hefty reputation in his homeland, which United will now hope to cash in on.

He is well-known as a visionary of the game and is said to have inspired Premier League bosses Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Bayern Munich supremo Julian Nagelsman with his tactics.

Rangnick was one of the pioneers of Gegenpressing, a style of play adopted by multiple teams in recent years.

He's responsible for signing the likes of Erling Haaland, Sadio Mane and Dayot Upamecano during his time as sporting director for RB Salzburg and Leipzig.

And United bosses are hoping Rangnick will be able to pull off a masterstroke with Haaland once again and lure the Borussia Dortmund star to Old Trafford.

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