Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has admitted that he understands fans’ frustrations as a group of Manchester United fans protested against their owners.
A group of Manchester United fans gathered outside the Carrington training facility ahead of Ralf Rangnick’s press conference for the Norwich game on Saturday to address their displeasure against the Glazers.
The Red Devils are currently seventh on the League table six points shy of Champions League football. Manchester will end the season with no trophy after being eliminated from the Champions League in the round of 16 by Atletico Madrid and also suffering a shock defeat to Championship side Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.
What did the Manager say?
“We all know that football is a game of passion and emotions.
“I think we can all understand, and I can understand, that our supporters are disappointed, both about where we stand at the table but also about performances.
“But I still believe that our supporters are one of the best, if not the best, in England, and as long as they do that protest in a peaceful way and as long as they still support the team in the stadium, I think they have the right to express their opinion.
“As I said, emotionally, I can understand why they are disappointed.”
United released a statement on Friday afternoon saying: “There was a small and peaceful protest outside the Carrington training ground today.
“We respect the opinions of fans and remain committed to strengthening our engagement with them.”
Ralf Rangnick’s tenure as an interim manager of Manchester United will end this summer. currently United is on the market looking for a new manager with Erik Ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino as the two main contenders for the job.
However, there are reports that Ten Hag is in contention to be Manchester United Manager next after meeting the Board this week.
Speaking at the press conference today Ralf Rangnick said it “doesn’t make sense” for him to discuss the Dutchman’s potential move to the Premier League.
“I don’t know if it’s a done deal,” insisted Rangnick. “My focus is on the game tomorrow against Norwich.
“It doesn’t make sense. We all know he’s a good manager and that he’s done a good job at Ajax and also former clubs. But right now it doesn’t make sense if I tell you what I think about any other coach.”
Manchester United will have to win all the remaining seven matches in the Premier League if the want to play in the Champions League next season.