Ralf Rangnick’s impact at Manchester United has been questioned, as Perry Groves says there is a ‘fractured relationship’ between the players.
Since being appointed as interim manager in November 2021, the Red Devils’ fortunes haven’t improved too much as they now face a mountainous task to qualify for the Champions League.
In his time at the Theatre of Dreams, the former RB Leipzig manager has seen his side be knocked out of the FA Cup and the Champions League.
The impact on their league position is the most damming, as they sit in the exact same position they were in when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was relieved of his duties.
With Erik Ten Hag the frontrunner to take over in the summer, the task he has in rebuilding the club’s fortunes looks daunting.
At the end of the season, Rangnick is set to take up a consultancy role, but he still has seven games left of this campaign to try and ensure Man United are playing in Europe’s top tier competition when his successor arrives.
At present this is looking unlikely as his side are six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham.
And speaking on the Sunday Session, Groves said he thinks his impact has been insufficient at Old Trafford.
“I haven’t seen him make any impact,” he said.
“I’m not sure if they’re a passing, expansive team, if they’re a closing down team, if they’re a counter attack team.
“And I said at the time when Rangnick went in, I know all the other managers and coaches loved him because of his philosophies.
“He’s looking at a dressing room, and they’re looking at him, ‘you’ve got no kudos, what’s on your CV?’
“And there’s a fractured relationship between all of the players at Man United, there’s no togetherness in that team.
“I think a manager with a bigger stature wouldn’t have indulged people.
“So Rangnick is swimming against the tide because that culture was set in way before that.”
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Source: Culled From Talksport.