Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has reportedly named four senior players who he doesn’t rate at Old Trafford, according to reports.
And at least three of them alongside others could be pushed out of Man United at the end of the season as part of the club’s rebuild.
The Red Devils succumbed to rather a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday lunchtime following defensive blunders and poor finishing from United.
A lot of questions have been asked why Ralf Rangnick keeps starting Diogo Dalot, who hasn’t impressed in games including the tie at Liverpool, ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and why he hasn’t featured Eric Bailly since December.
According to Steve Bates, via The People, Rangnick doesn’t rate Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and questions Victor Lindelof’s decisiveness and positioning, who started against Liverpool and Arsenal.
Jones started at the back against Liverpool but was underwhelmed, Lindelof has paired alongside Varane and Maguire for the majority of the season but Rangnick still has doubts over his qualities.
This report emerged hours after Eric Bailly pleaded to Ralf Rangnick to start him ahead of Harry Maguire and Lindelof against Arsenal.
And this explains why the former RB Leipzig manager hasn’t featured Bailly in games even when Varane was out injured.
The same journalist also claimed that Rangnick believes some Manchester United players have blatantly ignored his instructions when he’s given them a pattern of play to employ in certain games.
And also held that the German tactician has described Man United’s dressing room as “selfish, over-inflated, lacking quality and too powerful”.
Steve Bates added that senior sources say the interim boss has been staggered by the lack of professionalism amongst the first-team squad.
Rangnick will become a consultant at Manchester United the end of the season and he could engineer the idea of letting go off the players he doesn’t rate at the club, in a bid to restore United’s DNA again.
Manchester United are increasingly likely to finish outside the top-four following the defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.
And despite the defeat at Emirates, Ralf Rangnick believes his side put out a much-improved performance from the Liverpool’s game.