After an embarrassing training mix-up, Ralf Rangnick was mocked by Man United stars.
Ralf Rangnick, the manager of Manchester United, is having a tough time at Old Trafford.
Ralf Rangnick, Manchester United’s interim manager, has been the ‘talk of the training ground’ this week following a humiliating gaffe.
Rangnick arrived at Carrington on Tuesday, ready to begin another day of training, but forgot that he had given his players the day off and immediately returned home.
The German coach will be eager to continue instilling his philosophy in United’s players, but he was clearly overconfident earlier this week.
His team defeated Aston Villa 1-0 in a hard-fought FA Cup third-round tie at Old Trafford on Monday.
However, Steven Gerrard’s side had their chances, and United were fortunate to advance without conceding.
With a trip to Villa on the horizon for Saturday, Rangnick is said to have tried to start preparations a day early.
The 63-year-old arrived at Carrington only to find it deserted, according to the Mail.
He rang inside to ask where the testers were after noticing no players or staff members at the Covid testing unit in the parking lot.
Rangnick, on the other hand, was reminded that it was the players’ day off, and he promptly returned home.
The players were all joking about it, according to a club insider.
Some players weren’t as enthusiastic about their training schedule leading up to the winter break in late January, according to the report.
Rangnick’s training sessions will continue to begin at 2 p.m., which is not a popular time in the locker room.
After West Ham United visits Old Trafford on January 22, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans a warm-weather training camp in Dubai during the break.
They will be disappointed, however, because that is now unlikely to happen due to concerns about Covid, and Rangnick could use the time to continue working at Carrington.
United must get back on track in the race for a top-four spot this season after losing 1-0 at home to Wolves to start 2022.
Between the trip to Villa and the crucial Champions League six-pointer against West Ham, the Red Devils travel to Brentford next week.
Rangnick will be hoping to see improvements from his entire team after spending so much time on the training pitch over the last two weeks.
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