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Manchester United: Big issues behind the scenes

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Manchester United have been enduring a difficult spell under interim manager Ralf Rangnick. They were dumped out of the FA Cup by Championship side Middlesbrough before faltering at Turf Moor in a 1-1 draw during the week.

With the latest struggles, it appears things are turning sour in the dressing room at Old Trafford. The players are apparently losing faith in the interim manager’s tactics and decisions.

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Manchester United are currently 6th in the Premier League, with the race for the Champions League stepping up in intensity with the picture changing on a weekly basis.

Ian McGarry on The Transfer Window podcast had the following to say: “Rangnick, I’m told by sources very close to the Manchester United dressing room is frustrating many of his players with decisions that he’s made both in team structure, tactics, formation, but also his treatment and decision making.”

Duncan Castles also weighed in: “Everywhere you look at Manchester United at the moment, there are issues, big issues for them to solve and you see repetition of the problems they’ve had for multiple years.”

TIF thoughts on Rangnick…

It’s surely always going to be tough as an interim manager as the players know you’re only there on a short-term deal so know they have to focus on impressing the new manager when they come in. We’ve seen him struggle with players disputing his comments in the press on social media which doesn’t help on the pitch.

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The fact the club were only prepared to give you a short contract likely makes it harder to earn the respect of some players. The actions of Cristiano Ronaldo won’t help. He has repeatedly stormed down the tunnel showing no respect for his teammates, manager or the fans. Someone with that influence acting like that will be tough.

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