Manchester United look set to appoint Ralf Rangnick as their new interim manager (The Athletic).
Although the deal is still being finalised, it does appear that the German tactician will oversee the Red Devils until the end of the season, before a permanent replacement is appointed.
However, ahead of the Lokomotiv Moscow manager’s proposed move to Old Trafford, archived footage of the German discussing United’s defence has emerged that will paint a worrying picture – particularly for left-back Luke Shaw.
Speaking last year, when asked for his thoughts on the Red Devils’ struggling back-line, Rangnick said: “I also think they could do with a left-back.
“I know they have Luke Shaw but I am not so sure if he’s still on the same kind of level that you need to be for a club like Manchester United.”
? “They could do with a left-back, I know they have Luke Shaw but I’m not so sure if he’s still on the same kind of level you need for a club like Manchester United.”
Ralf Rangnick speaking about Man United’s defence in September 2020 pic.twitter.com/40IcBSnm4p
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 25, 2021