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Ralf Rangnick ‘cancels’ Manchester United recovery session after news of dressing room drama emerge

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Manchester United’s dressing room problems are not new and again it has come to the forefront under Ralf Rangnick coaching. These problems were heard of during the time Ole Gunner Solskaer was in charge. With this news it seems that the scenario has not changed under Rangnick as well.

The Red Devil’s interim manager reportedly cancelled a recovery session with the United players after their frustrating draw against Chelsea. However, there was lack of hunger and vigour in the United team against Chelsea to score. Moreover, they were completely dominated by their rivals.

Cristiano Ronaldo again saved the day for Manchester United when he scored a brilliant half volley to equalize after Marcos Alonso’s goal. After this match Rangnick admitted to their hopes of a top-four finish being quashed. Therefore, the team does not have anything left to play for, this season.

What the President of the Austrian Football Federation had to say about Ralf Rangnick?

The atmosphere of the dressing room has turned hostile it seems. Moreover, with many players wanting to leave the club next season, has deteriorated the balance within the dressing room. Moreover, reports have floated of Rangnick not saying anything to his players after their 3-1 loss against Arsenal.

Rangnick has now taken up the role of being the coach of the Austrian National team. The deal is for two years which will be extended by another two years if they succeed in qualifying for the Euro 2024. However, he would remain at Manchester United in a consultancy role and will assist Erik Ten Hag.

Gerhard Milletich, President of the Austrian Football Association, added: “We are very pleased that in Ralf Rangnick we have been able to recruit an outstanding expert in international football as team manager. We are all convinced that he is the ideal man and that his vision will advance the national team and the OFB.”

Peter Schöttel sporting director of Austrian FA said: “After a very well-founded and intensive process, we were able to win Ralf Rangnick, an absolute top man with great international reputation as team boss. Makes me very proud and really looking forward to working together.”

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