Earlier this week, The Athletic reported that Man United would begin discussions over their next permanent manager, with the likes of Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag, Luis Enrique, and Julen Lopetegui in the frame.
However, the latest report from The Sun contradicts this version of events. It’s claimed that Man United have put the process ‘on hold’.
The reason is that Ralf Rangnick is ‘impressing’ the club hierarchy in his permanent capacity. They are interested to know now what success the German can achieve between now and the end of the season.
While the results and performances could’ve been better, United’s defensive record has indeed improved. In 10 games under Rangnick, the team kept four clean sheets while they only conceded just one goal in five out of six remaining games.
Rangnick is also claimed to be dealing well with the egos in the squad. Cristiano Ronaldo’s sub in the Brentford game is a case in point.
Of course, such reports should always come with a pinch of salt. Knowing how Man United have operated recently, however, such an outcome would not come totally out of the blue