Manchester United players are reportedly underwhelmed by the training of Ralf Rangnick’s coaches Chris Armas and Ewan Sharp as the interim boss’ tenure fizzles out
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Manchester United players reportedly believe their training sessions have declined under Ralf Rangnick.
The end of the season can’t come soon enough for the Red Devils, epitomized by their humiliating defeat by Brighton last weekend.
United are to some degree in limbo as they wait for Erik ten Hag to take over in the summer, while interim boss Rangnick takes on an advisory role while also managing the Austria national team.
The Dutchman is expected to oversee a major rebuild with sweeping changes expected in the upcoming transfer window as up to 12 players could leave Old Trafford. This means there are several unsettled players in the dressing room, which has had a negative impact on the culture at the club.
And The Daily Mail claims sentiment is “completely flat” as Rangnick’s tenure fizzles out. The report says the players are reportedly underwhelmed with training from Rangnick’s coaches Chris Armas and Ewan Sharp, who they say are “well below” the standard set by their predecessors Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.
The Athletic reports that players have been critical of the coaching staff for some time, particularly Armas and Sharp.
It is claimed that the sessions leading up to their embarrassing 4-0 defeat at Brighton gave no specific instructions on how the Seagulls would play if Graham Potter’s side humiliated United.
Rangnick gave the Rangnick squad four days off, with the Red Devils only returning to action for the final day of the season, against Crystal Palace the following Sunday, but some players were against that decision and still had work to do.
And as they returned to training this week, those grumblings surfaced when two players were reportedly engaged in a fight during Thursday’s session in Carrington.
The Sun claims that an unnamed couple got into a “full argument” towards the end of the Red Devils’ training session. United players were “stunned” as Rangnick was forced to take the side back to the dressing room and cancel the session as the situation worsened.
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United have 15 players out of contract over the next 18 months and Rangnick is aware of the changes needed to be where United want to be.
He said: “There will be some changes in relation to next season as there are some players whose contracts are expiring and we’ve talked about that before. With the right new players coming to us here and the players who are already here on longer term contracts, in the end it’s a matter that needs to be discussed with Erik and the board. Erik has to tell the board which player he wants to work with [with].
“I’m confident that with the right new players and the players that are already here, the path could be very positive and that’s what we’re all going to try to achieve.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/man-utd-training-ralf-rangnick-26964890 Man Utd stars 'feel training sessions have gone down' since Ralf Rangnick took the reins