Carragher Believes Rangnick has Found Serious Issues in the United Squad

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The former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was writing in his weekly column with The Telegraph and believes that Ralf Rangnick has found serious problems in the Manchester United squad.

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“There is nothing about them; no passion, no emotion; every game seems flat; they lack energy and fluidity; the players are visibly not enjoying their football.

Everyone in football knows how Rangnick wants to play given he was dubbed ‘the Godfather of gegenpressing’. So why isn’t it happening?

It can only be because the players are either incapable or unwilling to follow his instructions. That damns them as much as the coach who cannot see a way in which to put his plan A into action…

Those who you would have imagined to embrace a high energy game – such as Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood – are doing nowhere near enough. They are young lads who should be leaving everything on the pitch, vibrant with the ball and relentless in their running off it. Compare their work rate with Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden or Mason Mount and it is embarrassing. They have to look at themselves.

Instead, I am getting fed up with the excuses made on Rashford’s behalf by his PR team, especially, spinning a version of events to get sympathy. How about just playing better instead? It is staggering that, at 34, Edinson Cavani is doing so much more than his younger, attacking team-mates…

Whoever takes over will have to spend the first few months shifting out the big egos, and delivering home truths to younger players about the minimum requirements in a modern team trying to win the Premier League and Champions League…

The Stretford End will not be conned by attempts to pin the blame on Rangnick. The message to the players could not be clearer: the biggest problem is not him. It is them.”

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