Patrice Evra raises Ralf Rangnick question after Manchester United appointment

Manchester|December 03, 2021

Michael Carrick signed off his temporary stint with an enthralling 3-2 victory over Arsenal as Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to secure their first win at home since September.

Rangnick, who was appointed interim manager on Monday, watched on as his work permit issues cleared allowing him to take control of preparations for Sunday's visit of Crystal Palace.

A 4-1 defeat to Watford proved the end of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's time as manager after a spate of poor form.

The Premier League-winning full-back Evra did express his support for the incoming 63-year-old but did raise his reservations of the appointment with Evra alluding to the 'United Way' and how Rangnick's appointment could spell the end of that.

"United have a DNA, a way to play so now were going to be based on Rangnicks style of play? Where is the history of my club? This man is going to come and say we play like that?" he said on Amazon Prime.

"Manchester United played for so many years in a way so now this guy is in charge of the United style of play. Im starting to be really frustrated."

The German has been praised for being one of the driving forces behind the Gegenpress, a.k.a heavy metal football, which has brought success to the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool.

During his time as manager, he helped build and develop the foundations of Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig that saw them become Bundesliga mainstays and European cup competition challengers.

He added: "Who is Rangnick? Has he been like as a manager? Did he win trophies? I just feel like he should be the football director and go to the academy and teach the kids but I just feel like, Rangnick come, Rangnick is going to make us, - even if you put the chef of Manchester United out I would be behind him.

"I support Rangnick but Im also like, guys, people should respect the history."

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