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Manchester United are on the verge of appointing Ralf Rangnick on a six-month deal as the man to guide the Red Devils until the end of the season.
After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given his marching orders, Rangnick has now appeared as the man to impose his authority in the dugout until May, and the German will bring a very unique style to Old Trafford.
The 63-year-old is the current sporting director of Lokomotiv Moscow, but is renowned for revolutionising modern German tactics, founding gegenpressing and inspiring a wave of managers from his homeland.
The man responsible for inspiring Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Naglesmann will now take charge at United, and their team may be very different.
The German most recently managed RB Leipzig until 2019, and his high-pressing, intense philosophy was extremely successful in the Bundesliga, and when he can, Rangnick plays with two striker at all times.
Rangnick found success at Leipzig with a 4-2-2-2 that fell back to a 4-4-2 when out of possession, and the German will be keen to utilise United's fast, attacking stars as he brings his pressing game to Old Trafford.
Cristiano Ronaldo is known for not pressing throughout his career, but the 36-year-old will likely get away with it because, well, it's Ronaldo.
However, Rangnick's arrival could see United's young English talent thrive, which could leave Bruno Fernandes with a problem in attack.
United's defence currently picks itself when all stars are fit, and van de Beek could benefit in an intricate midfield after being an outcast under Solskjaer.
Should Rangnick be appointed, he won't take charge of United's next game against Chelsea, meaning that a home clash against Arsenal may mark his introduction.
United's possible line-up under Rangnrick – De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Maguire, Varane, Shaw; Fred, Van de Beek, Sancho, Rashford; Ronaldo, Greenwood.
- Manchester United FC
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