‘I’ve never heard anything so stupid in my life’: Harry Redknapp insists it is ‘ridiculous’ for Man United to bring in interim Ralf Rangnick to take over from Michael Carrick and that current caretaker should keep the job

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  • Manchester United are expected to appoint Ralph Rangnick as their interim manager
  • The German will remain in charge until the end of the season before taking on a consultancy role.
  • Harry Redknapp believes Michael Carrick should be given interim role instead
  • Caretaker manager Carrick leads United’s 2-0 win over Villarreal

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Harry Redknapp has called Manchester United’s decision to appoint Ralph Ragnick their interim manager until the end of the season as ‘ridiculous’ and claimed Michael Carrick should be hired instead.

The former United midfielder has been put in charge as a caretaker after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired a week ago, but is expected to be replaced by the German.

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It is understood that Rangnik will take over until the end of the campaign and help the club search for its next permanent manager, before moving on to a consulting role for the next two years.

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Ralph Rangnik set to become interim manager of Man United until the end of the season

However, Redknapp said the move was “stupid” and confusing.

The former West Ham and Spurs manager wrote in his column: ‘The fact United have brought in Ralph Rangnick as an interim to replace him before they get the man they really want’ , is ridiculous. Sun,

‘I’ve never heard anything so silly in my life, no matter which way you look at it.’

Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be United’s preferred candidate for their next permanent manager and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly turned down an approach for the Argentine.

The German is tipped to revolutionize United's approach on and off the pitch

The German is tipped to revolutionize United’s approach on and off the pitch

But Harry Redknapp described his appointment as a 'stupid' decision by the club.

But Harry Redknapp described his appointment as a ‘stupid’ decision by the club.

However, Redknapp believes the Old Trafford hierarchy should have tried to persuade PSG to allow the former Spurs boss to join him mid-season.

“If they wanted Mauricio Pochettino, as we were led to believe, there were ways and means to do it now,” he said.

‘And if they had to wait for that, they shouldn’t have pushed Michael aside and put someone over him for a few months. What does he say or what does he mean? We don’t believe you?’

In his first game as caretaker, Carrick scored a crucial 2–0 win against Villarreal as United booked their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League and Redknapp insisted that the former England international should You should get a chance to prove your worth.

Acting manager Michael Carrick leads United's 2-0 win over Villarreal

Acting manager Michael Carrick leads United’s 2-0 win over Villarreal

Carrick will be in charge of United's visit to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon

Carrick will be in charge of United’s visit to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon

‘The thing is, that’ [Carrick] Knows United from the inside out,’ Redknapp continued.

‘He has a great football mind – you don’t play the game like he did until you understand it.

‘If they needed to bring someone in before he was appointed manager, get a coach with him, because he was a man after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left.

‘They should have gone to someone experienced, but until then let Michael run the show.’

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