(Manchester Evening News)
Enthusiasm filled United fans around the world with the appointment of “The Godfather of Gegenpress” Ralf Ragnick. The 63-year-old who was in the dugout at Old Trafford in 2010 when he was the manager of German team Schalke in the Champions League semi-finals where they lost to the United team managed by the great Sir Alex Ferguson.
(John Owen Nwachukwu)
With that being said, this style does not work for every player as it is a demanding training regime that takes the wind out of you. Certain players at United would not be able to handle the pressure that comes with the training. A few of those players are Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ragnick could be in the stadium for the game against Arsenal, but not the official interim manager until on the weekend against Crystal Palace, waiting on his work visa to be approved. This is a chance for players to begin with a clean slate; no more favoritism, no pals, Ragnick will not tolerate laziness or people whose ego is bigger than their effort. Let us see what United looks like after he officially takes charge. Will we continue to see the “tricky mentality monsters” as former manager Solskjaer called them, or will we see “Ragnick’s Rampant Reds” dominate the opposition.