Manchester United face a busy summer after a challenging season, while Ralf Rangnick will hand the baton to new manager Erik ten Hag
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Ralf Rangnick expects the Manchester United squad to be bolstered with the arrival of “six or eight new players” in the summer transfer window.
The interim manager is preparing to hand over the reins to his permanent successor Erik ten Hag, who will join Old Trafford after a successful spell at Ajax at the end of the season. The Dutchman is tasked with rebuilding the Red Devils squad after a challenging season that will end without qualifying for the Champions League.
Rangnick will also play a role as he will take up a two-year advisory role at the club once his time in the dugout comes to an end. The German has been open about how United’s summer deal could pan out and predicted there will be at least half a dozen signings.
He also confirmed he will sit down with Ten Hag once the run-in is complete, telling Sky Sports: “We haven’t spoken yet but I totally understand, both for him and for me, that we are looking forward to ours current teams should focus on. Erik leads the Dutch league and he will try to win that, wants to win the championship with Ajax. We agreed that we’ll speak at the end of the season and chat about all the things he wants to talk about. ”
Rangnick was also asked if United needed a fresh injection of quality or a drastic change in mindset to play the high-pressure football he and Ten Hag prefer. He replied: “I mean, football is pretty simple in the end; you just have to win games and to do that it’s obvious that with quite a lot of players going off contract we need a bunch of new players.
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“There are at least a few players who are really top players for this club, but as I said, we need all other areas. [I] Suppose there will be six or eight new players. They should be top players to strengthen the quality of the squad.”
While Ten Hag has led Ajax to the top of the Eredivisie table by four points, Rangnick has struggled at United since replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November. The Red Devils have slipped behind Arsenal and Tottenham in the race for a top-four finish and look all but certain of a place in the Europa League. After Saturday night’s clash in Brighton, United travel to Crystal Palace for the final day of the season.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/man-utd-ten-hag-rangnick-26901395 Ralf Rangnick expects at least six Man Utd signings as talks with Erik ten Hag are planned