Ralf Rangnick makes his Manchester United debut after the Glazers reach an ‘agreement’ with the interim manager.

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Ralf Rangnick makes his Man United debut as the Glazers reach an ‘agreement’ with the interim manager.

On a temporary basis, Ralf Rangnick will lead Manchester United.

If reports are to be believed, Manchester United’s search for a manager is about to come to an end, with rumours circulating that Ralf Rangnick will take over as interim manager at Old Trafford.

Rangnick will not be managing the Red Devils against Chelsea, despite a crucial game against the table-topping Blues on the horizon, with Arsenal likely to be his first game next week.

Rangnick, 63, is currently the Head of Sports and Development at Lokomotiv Moscow, having previously managed Stuttgart, Leipzig, and Schalke.

Many successful Premier League managers, including Thomas Tuchel, Jurgen Klopp, and Ralph Hasenhuttl, have used the Backnang-born director as a pioneer of the Gegenpressing tactic.

But, despite a respectable 47 percent win rate, his managerial career has never really taken off, with the German instead opting for director work.

Rangnick’s greatest achievement came while he was director of football for Red Bull Group, where he oversaw the strategy for Leipzig and Salzburg, both of which became extremely powerful in their respective countries.

According to The Athletic, United is pursuing his services because of his willingness to try new, innovative ideas.

Due to work permit issues, he will not play against Chelsea, whom United will face on Saturday in a bid to win their second Premier League match in eight.

It will be a disappointment to United supporters, who are desperate for a big win to restore faith in the Theatre of Dreams.

Instead, due to the postponement, Rangnick’s first game will most likely be against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, in a battle for a place in the Champions League.

With United’s poor record against Arsenal under recently-fired manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, fans will be hoping that Rangnick can turn things around in north London.

Under Solskjaer’s management, United have only won one of their six games against Arsenal, with their last league victory coming in 2017.

After a 4-1 loss to Watford the day before, Solskjaer was fired on Sunday.

United has been relegated to mid-table mediocrity after scoring just four points out of a possible 21.

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