Rangnick: No regrets taking Manchester United job
Manchester United caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick says he has no regrets taking the Old Trafford job but the German is not happy with what his side have achieved so far here.
United have won three of their last 12 matches in all competitions and are seventh in the Premier League table, six points behind fourth and bottom in the Champions League with seven games remaining.
Rangnick joined United on an interim basis in November following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has led the side to nine wins in his 22 appearances in charge so far.
“No, no regrets,” he told reporters ahead of Saturday’s home league game against Norwich City. “I would do it again and again. I don’t regret it at all.
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“As a manager you always have to wonder what you could have done better but I have no regrets… We are all aware that this is not an easy team and the whole situation was not easy. or I wouldn’t be sitting here and Ole would probably still be here.
“We have shown over the past two months that we are capable of raising the bar, but not in the same sustainable way that I would have liked. That’s why I’m not happy with this at all. what we have achieved so far.”
Rangnick, 63, will be caretaker manager until the end of the season before taking on a consultancy role with the club for another two years.
United are in the hunt for a permanent manager, with UK media reporting that Ajax Amsterdam boss Erik ten Hag is the likely candidate for the top job.
Matic tells Man Utd he wants to leave at the end of the season
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic said on Friday he would leave the Premier League club at the end of the season, ending his five-year spell at Old Trafford.
Serbia international Matic, who is contracted to United until 2023, has made 26 appearances in all competitions for the club this season.
“I have informed the board, manager and players of my decision,” the 33-year-old wrote on Instagram.
“It was a huge honor and privilege to play for this great club. Many thanks to the fans for their unwavering support.
“I will now give everything until the end of the season to help my teammates finish as strong as possible.”
Matic joined United from Chelsea in 2017 when Jose Mourinho was in charge at Old Trafford, having been an influential player for the Portuguese manager during the London club’s 2014-15 campaign.