Last year, Ralf Rangnick slammed a key Manchester United player, claiming he wasn’t good enough.
Ralf Rangnick, the incoming Manchester United manager, has been critical of one of the club’s key players, which could pose a problem once his appointment is confirmed.
Luke Shaw faces a difficult task in impressing new Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick.
Rangnick, 63, is expected to leave Lokomotiv Moscow and take over as interim manager of Manchester United, according to reports on Thursday.
The former RB Leipzig coach is expected to agree to a six-month contract that includes top-four and Champions League bonuses.
The Red Devils intend to appoint the veteran German as the club’s first Director of Football once his interim tenure is completed.
United supporters have reason to be excited about the upcoming appointment of a progressive coach who plays an appealing style of football, but at least one of the team’s players could be forgiven for being concerned.
Rangnick expressed his concerns about the ability of Red Devils left-back Luke Shaw in 2020.
The German singled out England’s international as someone who needs to be replaced because he isn’t up to par.
Rangnick added, “I also think they could use a left-back.”
“I know they have Luke Shaw, but I’m not sure if he’s still at the level that a club like Manchester United requires.”
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However, a lot has changed since then, with Shaw establishing himself as one of the best full-backs in the game thanks to his performances for Manchester United and England during the European Championship.
Indeed, after hearing about the star’s nickname “Shawberto Carlos,” given to him by his England teammates at Euro 2020, Brazil legend Roberto Carlos reached out to the 26-year-old.
Carlos described him as “the best player in the tournament.”
“He’s got to keep going; he’s got to keep playing like that.”
That is critical.”
Strong praise, though Shaw’s form has dipped again this season, so it’s unclear where he stands in Rangnick’s mind right now.
If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s successor is unsure about the left-back’s abilities, he could turn to Brazil international Alex Telles, who has struggled for playing time since arriving from Porto last season.