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67yo considered viable short-term option to manage Man Utd, impressed during informal meetings: report

Ralf Rangnick is viewed as a short-term possibility to take the Man United job.

Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains in charge of the club – but you get the feeling he’s just about hanging on…

The Red Devils fans are starting to lose patience, which is more than understandable given the atrocious form we’ve been showing over the last month or so.

Well, according to ESPN, the Baby Faced Assassin expects to be in charge of United’s next game against Watford in a little under two weeks’ time.

That said, Solskjaer accepts that his position is vulnerable following a poor set of results. On top of that, United’s preference is to keep the Baby Faced Assassin in place until at least the end of the season. That would only change if the Reds’ Champions League place for the 2021/22 term came under threat.

What’s interesting to me is United’s stance on Ralf Rangnick. The German had been linked with the Old Trafford job just last week.

Now, ESPN claim that the 67-year-old is considered a viable short-term option to manage United. To add to that, he’s impressed Ed Woodward during informal meetings in the past.

Rangnick currently has a senior role at Lokomotiv Moscow and you’d like to think that if United wanted him badly enough, they could go out there and get the deal done.

He strikes me as someone who could steady the ship until the summer if needed. All going well, there’s every chance he could be offered a long-term contract at the club, too.

My stance on the whole situation is this; Solskjaer has done an excellent job but he’s taken us as far as he can. The Norwegian is starting to lose the dressing room and once that happens, it’s over. Rangnick on a short-term basis definitely feels like an astute move. He’ll no doubt get more out of this squad than Solskjaer currently is, that’s for sure…

Would Ralf Rangnick be a good idea? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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