Carragher already spots Ralf Rangnick’s impact on Man Utd’s tactics vs Chelsea

Jamie Carragher has already spotted Ralf Rangnick's influence on Manchester United during their Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday.

Rangnick looks set to take over United on an interim basis before moving to a consultancy role over the summer.

Despite not a major trophy, Rangnick has a long-reaching impact on modern football, and Carragher has already spotted his influence on the side.

Carragher, who was co-commentating on Sky Sports said: "In terms of pressing, certainly in these opening 45 seconds, Man Utd looking to press from the front, Bruno, Rashford and Sancho."

"[It shows] why Cristiano Ronaldo has found himself on the bench. [It will] be interesting to see how long they can keep that going."

In 1998, Rangnick appeared on the German TV show Sportsstudio to explain his radical pressing system at SSV Ulm.

"What we really want to play is a very aggressive pressing. Our goal is to attack the other team’s player [who has the ball] with at least one player more," Rangnick explained.

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Rangnick then intricately explained his system before the reporter rounded up his understanding of their style: "My summary: you focus totally on the ball.

"You want to have more players close to the ball. You want to take the opposite player’s time and room. You place your players according to the ball – not according to the opposition.”

Rangnick's system was initially laughed at in Germany, due to the lack of a libero, a key to German football at the time.

However, his results couldn't be overlooked.

And soon coaches like Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp were achieving success with high-intensity pressing football.

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