Ralf gets down to business! Man United’s new interim manager Rangnick is pictured taking training for the first time as he attempts to drill home his pressing tactics ahead of first game in charge against Crystal Palace

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  • Ralph Rangnick Puts His New Manchester United Squad Through Its Pace
  • The German oversaw his first training session since taking charge this week
  • Donnie van de Beek and Anthony Martial were put through their paces
  • Rangnik expected to implement his gegenpressing style at Old Trafford

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Ralph Rangnick has overseen his first training session at Manchester United as the club’s new interim boss gets back to work after taking the reins earlier this week.

The 63-year-old was unveiled to the press on Friday and vowed to help turn the tide at United after a rough start to the campaign that resulted in the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Covid and visa reasons have delayed Rangnik’s arrival and he was forced to watch United’s 3-2 win over Arsenal from the stands, with caretaker manager Michael Carrick overseeing a thrilling win at Old Trafford.

The 63-year-old has taken a six-and-a-half-month contract
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Ralph Rangnick Puts His New Manchester United Squad Through Its Pace In Training

The 63-year-old was appointed interim boss this week on a six-and-a-half-month contract

The 63-year-old was appointed interim boss this week on a six-and-a-half-month contract

Rangnik is tasked with bringing the underperforming Red Devils to the league table.

Rangnik is tasked with bringing the underperforming Red Devils to the league table.

And now United have released images of Rangnik putting their new squad through their paces as it bids to move them up the league table and into the top four.

The 63-year-old cut back from rest during a training session at United’s Carrington Training Complex, casting his eye on the likes of Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial – who were ousted by Solskjaer this season.

Rangnik is known for modeling the geogenpressing system, which became popular under Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel, and is expected to implement a similar style at United.

However, the former RB Leipzig manager said on Friday that he will adapt his style to the players he has, insisting that veteran striker Cristiano Ronaldo need not worry about his playing time during his tenure. Is.

Rangnik watches as Outkast's Phil Jones and Donny van de Beek attend training

Rangnik watches as Outkast’s Phil Jones and Donny van de Beek attend training

Anthony Marshall has fallen below the pecking order and Rangnik pays close attention.

Anthony Marshall has fallen below the pecking order and Rangnik pays close attention.

The German cuts a relaxed figure while inspecting his first training session at Carrington

The German cuts a relaxed figure while inspecting his first training session at Carrington

“You always have to adapt your style or idea of ​​football to the players available to you, not vice versa,” he said. ‘After seeing Cristiano tomorrow’ [Thursday]At his age, I have never seen a player who is still physically fit. He is still a player who can easily make a difference.

‘So it’s about how we can develop the whole team, not just Cristiano. From what I saw from Cristiano, he is willing to do this to put his input into the team. His teammates must do the same.

‘It’s not about pushing for pressure, it’s about controlling. This is the main goal.

Rangnik also revealed that he spoke with Solskjaer for two hours last week as the former United boss gave his successor a list of his new squad.

The 63-year-old speaks with coach Kieran McKenna as he sets about his coaching philosophy

The 63-year-old speaks with coach Kieran McKenna as he sets about his coaching philosophy

On Friday, Rangnik vowed to adapt his style to the players he has this season.

On Friday, Rangnik vowed to adapt his style to the players he has this season.

Rangnik said, ‘I spoke with Ole before the game at Chelsea last Sunday. ‘He was very generous to spend an hour and a half on the phone with me and he told me his insights and details about the team.

‘I met Michael two days ago and chatted with him for over an hour. I was trying to persuade him to stay on the board, but he had apparently decided weeks ago that he needed a break after 30 years in professional football.

“I am very happy to work with the existing coaching staff as I need their experience and expertise regarding the team. I will try to find people who can join us but it is not easy because of Brexit rules.

‘Many of my former colleagues are on long-term contracts with big clubs so are not available right now.’

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