Ralf Rangnick has risked losing even more popularity at Manchester United as he prepares to end the Red Devils’ hot-weather training camp in Dubai during the Premier League’s winter break.
Ralf Rangnick is set to cancel Manchester United’s hot weather training camp scheduled by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Rangnick replaced Solskjaer in the Old Trafford dugout on a temporary basis just under seven weeks ago and has already made several unpopular moves which have upset the star-studded Red Devils side.
A source recently told Mirror Sport that the 63-year-old, revered by fellow managers, is seen as ‘outdated and out of time’ at their Carrington training complex.
The source, who has a close connection to the United dressing room, added: “He’s so unpopular, we don’t like him.”
After moving training sessions to the afternoon – meaning first-team players go home later – the famous German coach is said to have decided to travel to Dubai during the winter break from the Premier League, from January 24.
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The Mail report that the Red Devils are set to stay in Manchester this month due to Covid-19 fears, with Rangnick also unhappy that midfielder Paul Pogba underwent rehabilitation in the Middle East rather than Carrington.
Pogba is yet to play since the 63-year-old was appointed as a caretaker due to injury.
Solskjaer had taken his former squad players to Marbella during the break two years ago and the warm-weather trip would have proved beneficial for team bonds and tactics, with their season turning around afterwards.
The news comes ahead of the Red Devils’ trip to face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday, having narrowly beaten Steven Gerrard’s side 1-0 in the FA Cup third round on Monday.
United grabbed the headlines again this week after Cristiano Ronaldo insisted in an interview that his teammates needed to improve their mentality.
Despite having ended calls for Ronaldo to be made permanent captain, caretaker manager Rangnick has accepted his star striker’s demanding comments.
“I think it has to happen in every training session, in every game and of course it applies when things don’t go our way during the game,” explained the famous German coach, in charge until ‘in May.
“We have to behave in a certain way, but it’s also about being role models, not just for older players like Cristiano, but also for younger players.
“If I look now at the last six weeks I’ve been here, in every game, no more than the game against Aston Villa on Monday, every player gave their best.
“They fought for each other to fight and get through to the next round, but I also think from my perspective there is always room for improvement. We can still improve. , with the young players we have [who are] highly talented.
“We have enough older players, but in the end it’s a team sport and it’s a ball game where we have to play together. The older players, the younger ones, all have to come together and be united. in the field. ”