Ralf Rangnick confirms WhatsApp talks with incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag and plans to fulfill him in particular person after season-ending match at Crystal Palace
- Erik ten Hag is anticipated within the stands as Manchester United play Crystal Palace
- Ralf Rangnick confirmed he has been speaking to the incoming United supervisor
- And he hopes to fulfill Ten Hag after the match with Palace this weekend
Talking at his Friday press convention forward of United’s match away to Crystal Palace, Rangnick mentioned: ‘We have been involved through WhatsApp and hopefully we may have the chance to fulfill and communicate in particular person, both on the weekend or Monday morning.
‘I am trying ahead to talking to him and attending to know him in particular person. I can hopefully be encouraging to our followers and optimistic to our followers that we are going to deliver United again to the highest.’
Ralf Rangnick has confirmed he has spoken to incoming supervisor Erik ten Hag over WhatsApp
Ten Hag was seen leaving United’s Mayfair places of work in London on Thursday night
The Dutchman was noticed leaving the membership’s places of work in Mayfair on Thursday night time alongside his new assistants – former Newcastle and Derby boss Steve McClaren and Mitchell van der Gaag – as they appear to kick-start a brand new period.
Ten Hag will probably be within the stands at Selhurst Park, watching over his new gamers in particular person for the primary time. He’s anticipated to fulfill his new gamers for the primary time on Monday.
Rangnick has been outspoken concerning the points going through United, who he has beforehand mentioned want open coronary heart surgical procedure earlier than they will problem for main honours once more.
‘I nonetheless strongly consider that there’s a core of gamers who’re prime, who’re properly price and ok to play for this membership and hopefully most of these gamers will nonetheless be right here subsequent season,’ he mentioned.
‘If the board, Erik, the scouting division – and I’ll assist them with all the problems that I can to assist them – if we usher in the appropriate mentality gamers, the appropriate high quality gamers, I am optimistic that we can deliver this membership again not solely on monitor but in addition again to the highest.
‘That is what it is all about within the subsequent couple of weeks. Possibly it is not going to occur or be attainable in a single switch window however I am very optimistic that it could occur within the subsequent two or three home windows.’
United must beat Crystal Palace on Sunday to qualify for the Europa League subsequent season
United head to south London in search of a victory that would clinch a spot in subsequent season’s Europa League.
‘I’m optimistic they might fairly play within the Europa League than the Convention League,’ Rangnick mentioned.
‘This ought to be the motivation for everyone that we qualify for the Europa League on Sunday.’