Despite investments of 130 million euros in the summer of 2021 and a change of coach during the season, success at Manchester United simply does not want to happen. In seventh place, the Red Devils are currently even behind the places that entitle them to participate in the Europa League. Nobody is currently talking about the championship at Old Trafford. If you believe an English striker, it will stay that way for a long time.
“Let’s be honest, her [Manchester United, d.Red.] won’t have a chance to win the Premier League in the next ten years,” says Charlie Austin of Queens Park Rangers Manchester United. When he was growing up, ManUnited was the biggest team, but today the English record champions are just “one Shadow of himself,” judges the 32-year-old, who is currently trying his luck in England’s second division, in an interview with “talkSPORT“.
Even the change in the coaching bench from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to German coach Ralf Rangnick did not lead to the hoped-for turnaround. Celebrated as the “Godfather of counter-pressing,” Klopp’s “heavy metal football” was expected from the 63-year-old, but that’s not even remotely the case. “It’s not fun to watch them. Of course they won, but the performance is not what everyone wants to see,” said Austin, looking at United’s narrow victory in the FA Cup against second division club Aston Villa.
The favorites beat the Villians 1-0, but were lucky that the VAR controversially refused to recognize an opponent’s goal.
In the English media, therefore, there has already been heavy criticism of Rangnick. There was a split in the dressing room under the German, many stars just wanted to leave United, it is said. Rangnick himself is said to be surprised by the conditions and even consider saying goodbye.
Meanwhile, superstar Cristiano Ronaldo advocated: “He arrived here five weeks ago and has changed a lot,” Ronaldo told Sky Sports. “But he needs time to get his ideas across to the players, including on the pitch. But I’m sure he’ll do a good job.”