The winners and losers as Ralf Rangnick takes charge at Man United: He already has doubts over Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba AND Cristiano Ronaldo… but Donny van de Beek could FINALLY have a system to flourish in

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  • Manchester United are set to appoint Ralph Rangnick as their new interim manager
  • The 63-year-old has influenced the likes of Tuchel and Klopp with his philosophy
  • His high-intensity brand of football will surely win over United loyalists
  • But Rangnik’s views may not suit everyone currently in the club’s ranks.
  • Here, sportsmail Take a Look at the People Who Would and Wouldn’t Benefit from His Ideas

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Manchester United are on the verge of appointing Ralph Rangnik as their new interim manager on a six-month deal following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 63-year-old has signed a deal with the Red Devils to take over on an interim basis until the end of the season, before taking on an advisory role for two years at Old Trafford.

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The German arrives at the club with a stellar CV and a reputation for matchmaking, seeing as how he is often regarded as a true visionary and as the ‘godfather of Gegenpresse’ – football employed by the likes of Jurgen Klopp. A quick-paced brand of in Liverpool.

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Manchester United have agreed a deal to appoint Ralph Rangnick as their new interim manager

Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel, Bayern Munich’s Julian Nagelsmann and Klopp have all named Rangnik as a significant influence – and there are comparisons between all of them and Rangnik’s playing style.

With the ball, Rangnik’s teams are quick and aggressive with a lot of forward passing, but without it they are quick to get the ball back and relentless in their pressure play.

This electric style of play and identity will be a breath of fresh air for United fans who are desperate to see their side attack with the flair and intensity long associated with their rivals.

Rangnik is regarded as the 'Godfather of Genepressing' and has influenced Tuchel and Klopp.

Rangnik is regarded as the ‘Godfather of Genepressing’ and has influenced Tuchel and Klopp.

But meeting that certain style of play and philosophy means that some of the current staff on United’s books will either flourish or be surplus to requirements under the new regime.

But who will see Rangnik to follow his instructions and who is not fit for purpose?

Here, sportsmail Let’s take a look at who is going to gain with Rangnik’s arrival, and who are set to lose…

Winners

Mason Greenwood

Mason Greenwood, one of the main men to flourish under Solskjaer before being widely ousted after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, is set to benefit again under Rangnick, the German rather than just a lone man. The two like to play the top.

Given how Rangnick likes to press his teams from the front, Greenwood would be the perfect foil for it, while his incredible ability to shoot with both feet makes him an ideal candidate to fulfill the wishes of United’s new boss. sees as.

Still only 19, Greenwood’s stock at the club is already skyrocketing and the right system and coaching can propel it even further.

Mason Greenwood's athleticism and raw ability may be just what Rangnik is looking for

Mason Greenwood’s athleticism and raw ability may be just what Rangnik is looking for

Marcus Rashford

One of Solskjaer’s loyal recruits, Marcus Rashford, will be another Academy graduate to benefit from Rangnick’s arrival.

The Germans would hope to make use of the athleticism of both Rashford and Greenwood, given that they would be required to shut down defenders whenever they were not in possession.

Rashford can also see how Timo Werner excelled under Rangnick during his time at RB Leipzig, which saw the German enjoy some of his best football before being bought by Chelsea, where he has often struggled. .

Marcus Rashford (pictured) could be linked under Rangnik with Greenwood on top

Marcus Rashford (pictured) could be linked under Rangnik with Greenwood on top

Jadon Sancho

It hasn’t quite worked out for Jadon Sancho as he made his dream move from Borussia Dortmund earlier this summer.

The forward has scored just one goal and has yet to assist in 15 appearances for his new club – a far cry from his dazzling performance in Germany.

But for a manager who has flourished in the Bundesliga, Rangnik may just be the man to tune out Sancho and bring him back to his best.

New ideas can allow molds to flourish, which will certainly benefit from the next entry…

Jadon Sancho finally broke his duck for United when he scored against Villarreal on Tuesday

Jadon Sancho finally broke his duck for United when he scored against Villarreal on Tuesday

donnie van de becky

Donny van de Beek could eventually be given a shot at redemption at Old Trafford, after being repeatedly dropped on the bench by Solskjaer.

Solskjaer refused to use the midfielder during his time as manager and it was somewhat ironic that the Dutchman scored the final goal in the reigning Norwegian boss at United, as the Red Devils were defeated by Watford at Vicarage Road 4–4. was defeated by 1.

Now van de Beek will be happy to finally be given the chance to prove himself, especially how he’s an ideal fit for a system like Rangnik’s.

Van de Beek’s time at Ajax labeled him as one of the most exciting midfielders of his generation, and Erik ten Haag’s high-pressure and intense style of play that saw him succeed was probably a factor in who plays him in midfield. Will give a leg ,

Donny van de Beek could flourish in a new system, as he played at Ajax

Donny van de Beek could flourish in a new system, as he played at Ajax

losers

Cristiano Ronaldo

While he may have taken out Solskjaer on several occasions this season, it appears the writing may be on the wall for Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese forward remains one of football’s deadliest strikers in front of goals, but the 36-year-old could be dropped in favor of a younger talent – especially considering how Rangnik called Ronaldo ‘too old’ five years ago when he was at RB Leipzig.

Asked in 2016 whether he would ever sign Ronaldo or Messi, Rangnik said: ‘It would be absurd to think that it might work with them here. They are both very old and very expensive.’

It remains to be seen whether Rangnik will make a special case for someone like Ronaldo – especially if he starts putting pressure on the five-time Champions League winner from the front – but his previous comments will be a worrying sign for those who are facing the deadly threat. Considered the goal scorer.

Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't save his side as things went from bad to worse for United

Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t save his side as things went from bad to worse for United

David De Gea

It must be said that David de Gea deserves to retain his spot as No. 1 considering how he has been performing lately.

The Spaniard saved two penalties in a 4–1 loss by Watford and did not deserve to be defeated. He has also made some excellent saves in both the Premier League and the Champions League recently.

However, Rangnik’s style of play may not suit De Gea and the type of goalkeeper. While the German doesn’t want his defenders to go to the back – which is good for De Gea – Rangnick’s desire to play a higher defensive line will appeal to Dean Henderson more, given that the Englishman is more likely to come out of his box and play. ready for The role of sweeper-keeper.

De Gea is much more reluctant to do so and is one of the best shot-stoppers in the world in his days. But given that Henderson, 24, is seven years younger than De Gea, it makes sense for Rangnik to move up to the Spain international in the near future.

De Gea has been a standout performer lately but his long-term future may be in doubt

De Gea has been a standout performer lately but his long-term future may be in doubt

luke shaw

After enjoying one of his best years in football, the campaign has turned out to be quite a nose-dive in the form of Luke Shaw.

His lapse in concentration against Manchester City last month ultimately proved costly for Solskjaer, with the left side struggling to reproduce the performance that made him one of the standout stars for England at Euros in the summer.

And Rangnik revealed ahead of the 2020-21 campaign that he already doubts Shaw’s ability in the position.

‘I also think they can do with the left-back,’ Rangnik said, adding that United need to sign last year. ‘I know he has Luke Shaw, but I’m not sure he’s still at the same level that you should be for a club like Manchester United.’

Rangnik reveals he doubted Luke Shaw's potential ahead of 2020-21 campaign

Rangnik reveals he doubted Luke Shaw’s potential ahead of 2020-21 campaign

paul pogba

Like Ronaldo and Shaw, Rangnik has already had his say on Paul Pogba during his time at Leipzig.

The German helped develop Nabi Keita into one of Europe’s most sought-after midfielders, and Rangnik was desperate to keep him at Leipzig at all costs.

Before Keita moved to Liverpool, Rangnick said back in 2017 that he would not ‘swap Keita for Paul Pogba’ because the Frenchman did not fit his style of play.

It remains to be seen whether Rangnik can use Pogba’s talents, but it appears, with the injured midfielder and yet to sign a new contract, to make him a free agent at the end of the season. Like his second spell at Old Trafford could be coming closer.

Rangnik said in 2017 that Paul Pogba would not suit his playing style while at Leipzig

Rangnik said in 2017 that Paul Pogba would not suit his playing style while at Leipzig

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