Arteta "interested" by Man Utd landing Rangnick who’s made "radical changes"

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta believes Ralf Rangnick has made "radical changes" to coaching and is a "really interesting" appointment as Manchester United manager.

The German will take charge of the Red Devils for the remainder of the season before moving upstairs into a consultancy role at Old Trafford.

Rangnick is known as something of a revolutionary coach, having first introduced the idea of gegenpressing and influenced a number of elite modern managers, including Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel.

It had been hoped the 63-year-old would be on the touchline for United's home match against Arsenal on Thursday, but that is now unlikely due to visa issues.

Nevertheless, Arteta was full of praise for the new man in the dugout at Old Trafford, even going so far as to label him as one of the best coaches involved in football.

"He's been one of the top coaches," Arteta told a press conference on Wednesday morning.

"He's made some radical changes in some areas and is a really interesting person in the football world and a really interesting appointment for the football club."

With Rangnick unlikely to make his United managerial debut against the Gunners, Michael Carrick is set to take charge for the third and final time.

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The Red Devils have won one and drawn the other of Carrick's two games in temporary charge, showing more defensive resilience than under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United will hope to have Luke Shaw back from injury against Arsenal after the England left-back missed the last two games with a head injury.

Harry Maguire will return after serving a one-game suspension for a red card against Watford, while Mason Greenwood could also earn a recall to the starting line-up.

Arsenal have injury problems of their own, with a number of players nursing knocks from the weekend victory over Newcastle at the Emirates.

"Granit is still not ready," Arteta told reporters on Wednesday. "Kolasinac is still not ready. We have a doubt with Bukayo and a few other knocks we had from Newcastle. I am hopeful [for Bukayo] but we don't know."

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