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Smart Rangnick seeks balancing act for United side with ‘abundance’ of talent | Jamie Jackson

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Interim manager reminded his audience he knows Erling Haaland well, but wants control before spending on players

Control, control, control: Ralf Rangnick’s mantra regarding what Manchester United are missing was also an apt characterisation of a 63-year-old who having just strode into a behemoth global football club oozed calm and clarity during his first media conference as their interim manager.

The big poser, of course, is how long this will last should United nosedive? But for the moment, Rangnick illustrated why the club trust him. Arriving five minutes before the advertised 9am start, the German was dry-witted, smart, deferential and, most pertinently, displayed a forensic eye regarding the side he pilots after their impersonation of a rabble over the past two months.

Continue reading…Interim manager reminded his audience he knows Erling Haaland well, but wants control before spending on playersControl, control, control: Ralf Rangnick’s mantra regarding what Manchester United are missing was also an apt characterisation of a 63-year-old who having just strode into a behemoth global football club oozed calm and clarity during his first media conference as their interim manager.The big poser, of course, is how long this will last should United nosedive? But for the moment, Rangnick illustrated why the club trust him. Arriving five minutes before the advertised 9am start, the German was dry-witted, smart, deferential and, most pertinently, displayed a forensic eye regarding the side he pilots after their impersonation of a rabble over the past two months. Continue reading…