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Man Utd finally appoint Rangnick as interim boss

Manchester United have finally announced the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season.

The German’s arrival is subject to work visa requirements, with Michael Carrick remaining in charge of the Red Devils until the red tape is sorted out. Rangnick could, however, be in the dugout as soon as Thursday when Arsenal visit the north west.

Rangnick will continue to work at Old Trafford in a consultancy role for a further two years beyond the end of 2021/22.

The 63-year-old’s managerial experience dates back almost 40 years and includes spells at Leipzig, Stuttgart, Schalke and Hoffenheim.

More recently he has been working as director of football for the two Red Bull clubs of Salzburg and Leipzig, with his last post being ‘manager of sports and development’ for Lokomotiv Moscow.

An early proponent of ‘gegenpressing’ and nicknamed ‘The Professor’ for his studious approach, Rangnick has been cited as an influence by the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel.

He has also generally favoured a 4-4-2/4-2-2-2 in his coaching career, although has dabbled with a wing-back system on occasion.

“Our idea is clear: it’s very, very similar to my almost-coaching friend Jurgen Klopp. Our football is very heavy metal, rock and roll and it’s not slow balls. It’s not square passes, back passes. Just having the ball ourselves doesn’t make sense.” – Ralf Rangnick, speaking to The Coaches’ Voice in September

Interest in United’s Fantasy Premier League (FPL) assets will have been piqued by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal and now Rangnick’s appointment, with a juicy-looking run of fixtures starting in Gameweek 15/16 (depending on your view of Crystal Palace’s backline):

Man Utd finally appoint Rangnick as interim boss

It’ll be a steep learning curve for many United players – the adaptability of Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.4m), fresh from a benching in Gameweek 13, being one concern – if their new boss is to implement his ideas about pressing, although Jadon Sancho (£8.9m) would seem a good fit based on his previous experience of playing in a high-tempo Borussia Dortmund side.

We’ll have a more detailed Scout Report to come on Rangnick after the Gameweek 14 deadline has passed on Tuesday.


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485 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FredrikH
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Son (C) just cause one week break and Brentford away with a lot of injuries at the back?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Just stick with Salah imo

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Nah.

    3. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm tempted to go with Kane for next two

    4. TheTinman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yes do it

  2. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Which move to free up funds?

    A) Toney > Pukki
    B) Raphinha > Gallagher

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

      1. akhilrajau
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Who is best replacement for saka
        A. Madison
        B. Gallagher
        C. Save transfer

    3. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    4. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

      1. Kloppage Time
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Would not do Raphina when Leeds have Crystal Palace & Brentford at home in the next two games. Look to get rid in GW 16.

  3. highsguy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Anything to change here or GTG? 1FT 0.7ITB

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Alonso James
    Salah Raph Mbeumo
    Toney Kane Antonio

    Foster* Saka* Duffy Brownhill

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Mbeumo to gallagher?

      1. highsguy
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Tempted, but it would delay Jota..

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Capping salah every week is boring

    The gambler in me wants to mix it up a bit

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Jota!

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Kane!

    2. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      James is the way.

    3. Aadii
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Captained him just twice so far. Ranked under 5k.

    4. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I went for TAA last week, tempted again. I do think there's bigger reasoning for Salah this week but I'm still considering it

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Rafa going to park the bus

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          This is partly why I'm thinking of TAA. I mean I still expect Liverpool will score a few but in the case that they don't TAA is so good for bps and he's been in such good form lately. But at the same time this game is primed for Salah to haul and after reading what happened with the Everton fans at the end of the Brentford game I can see them getting on the backs of the players early and it turning ugly

    5. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I said this last GW, capped Vardy, and the rest is history. I support your endeavour 100%.

      1. TheTinman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I captained Jota last GW.

        Kane for this one after a rest

    6. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Kane for me on extra rest

  5. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is it too risky having salah c then jota vc in case called off ?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      There was a huge storm over the uk that has now gone, the weather is not an issue however because of Covid I’d still vc from another game

      What’s the point in doing that anyway

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ok changing VC to raphinha

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Never make your captain & your vice captain from the same team!

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yes, this is the law, don’t flaunt it.

      2. amonito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Definitely! Actually never from the same match!

      3. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Very true thanks

  6. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Salah's total points in that one gameweek I didn't captain him = 24 pts

    Salah's total points in the last 4 gameweeks when I captained him = 24 pts

    Just FPL things!

    1. Aadii
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Almost a similar story.

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Doesnt matter whether i captain him or not i still get a red arrow

  7. Ohh1454
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Any word on Foden ?

  8. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    0.9itb 2ft…

    Ramsdale foster
    James taa cancelo duffy livra
    Salah raphinha foden gallagher esr
    Antonio kane hwang

    Help..

    1. Is it worth to remove foden for jota now because i will remove raphinha after 2gw’s
    2. Is it worth to upgrade duffy to alonso and play 4 at the back?
    3. Just duffy to johnson now to safe money and then if foden is out, foden to jota…

  9. putana
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    anyone know if jota will likely rise in price tonight? fplstatistics site is down for me

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      On 93.9 currently, might be OK but given this is the day before deadline it might happen

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Probably will

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He will 100% rise

  10. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I know generally it's not a wise road to go down and most are just looking at Jota (and for a reason), but considering Mane and Salah's AFCON involvement should we be considering Firmino for late December?

    Fixtures from Dec 26th to Jan 23rd:

    Leeds
    Leicester
    Chelsea
    Brentford
    Palace

    Next few after that aren't bad either with Leicester, Burnley and Norwich.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Definitely should be considering Firmino for that period

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cross that bridge when we come to it would be my advice

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Certainly should be on people’s watchlist over that period I agree.

    4. Ephurion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Firmino usually hauls during the festivities (although he also drop fpl form just as quickly as he find it)

  11. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    If Foden is passed fit is he worth keeping rather than getting Jota?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I’d prefer Jota over Foden atm

    2. putana
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      i will be getting jota in now and keeping until salah and mane come back from afcon

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Jota better pick.

    4. tangtastic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Get both

  12. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Tempted by a hit or two this week, team needs a bit of a shake up.

    Schmeichel
    TAA Cancelo Alonso Livramento
    Salah Son ESR
    Vardy Jimenez Toney

    Steer Gray Duffy Sissoko

    1ft 0.3itb

    A. Schmeichel to Ramsdale
    B. Gray and Jimenez to Jota and Pukki -4
    C. Gray and Vardy to Jota and Jesus -4
    D. A and B for -8

    Cheers

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Must of had an OK week with Vardy and Toney? No hit needed. Save

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Wasn’t too bad, just feel few players need to go

  13. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    1FT 1.9m ITB

    Guaita
    TAA Cancelo James
    Salah Son Raph Mbuemo
    Vardy Toney King

    Foster - White Brownhill Livra

    A) Raph > Jota
    B) Livra > Alonso
    C) Mbeumo > Gundo/Bilva/Gallagher

    Not against taking a -4, was considering Raph + Livra > Jota + Reguilon (to bench King) but that still leaves me with double Brentford

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

    2. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C) not sure who for though. Still Working that out myself

      1. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Annoyingly just short of going Mbeumo > Jota which would be a no-brainer

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Jota essential while i dont own so i'd get him in

  14. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Start 1
    a. Livra vs Lei (H)
    b. Denis vs Che (H)
    c. Saka vs Man U (A)

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C if fit.

    2. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    3. Mufc202020
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C

    4. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C

    5. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C

  15. Mufc202020
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Dias + Raph to Jota + Alonso -4?

    A) Yes
    B) No

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    2. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No. Next week for free

    4. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

    5. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

  16. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which move please.

    A) mbuemo + Antonio > Gallagher + Vardy
    B) mbuemo + Edouard + Antonio > lookman + Kane + Dennis (-4)
    C) mbuemo + edouard + Antonio > Gundogan + vardy + King (-4)

    1. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A without the Antonio move

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks. I have 9.4 m for that. Stick with Gallagher or additional Man City. I have foden

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C but Dennis over King

  17. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Another awful game week, a 60k rank drop and now that Ronaldo benching has completely thrown my plans, what to do here?

    1FT 0ITB

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo(Blank) James(Blank) Rudiger(Blank)
    Salah Son(Blank) Gallagher(Blank) ESR(Blank)
    Ronaldo(Blank) Wilson(Blank)

    0.1 off Ronaldo and Gallagher to Vardy and Jota

    1. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I would probably roll.
      Your team is good on paper

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks for the reply. I actually think I'm forced into saving this week even though i don't want too, There's not really anyone i can sell comfortably and i cant afford any moves id want to make either.

    2. Jay Arell
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Tough one, I would consider Son to Jota tbh, but could backfire like no tomorrow. Spurs also have double GW coming but dont know when

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks mate but that seems a classic back fire with everyone captain hind sighting saying why would you transfer out Son home to Brentford

  18. AC Yew
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    What is everyone doing in terms of Man U assets. Fixtures too good to ignore. Who is the best player to look at possibly owning?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I've had Ronaldo for a long time and I am desperate to ditch, wouldn't bother with any United assets for a few weeks at least

    2. Kloppage Time
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      waiting still, Watford was a good fixture not to ignore and we know what hapened there.

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Too unpredictable still, and after getting Son in early for Spurs run, I think I'd rather be slightly late to the Man Utd run rather than too early. Atm I'm reluctant to give up a premium spot for Ronaldo/Bruno, waiting to see how Rashford & Sancho do

    4. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Thinking about DeGea, but I'm worried Henderson might find his way back into the starting lineup

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Doubt that will happen anytime soon. DDG has been decent again

  19. MrFlibbles
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Any info on when Spurs and Burnley will get their double gameweeks after their ficture was called off?

  20. Danny Bravo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Dias to Cancelo worth it at this stage? Given no other pressing issues. 1FT

    1. Teror
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I think he'll always be worth it

  21. Teror
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    A. Vardy > Kane

    B. Jansson > Alonso

    C. Save FT

    1. Kloppage Time
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B.

    2. Danny Bravo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B for me

  22. akhilrajau
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Best replacement for saka
    A. Gallagher
    B. Madison
    C. Lokonga
    D.. save transfer

  23. v3n0m
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Saka to Maddison or save?

      1. Jay Arell
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Who is coming in if Saka doesn't play? I think I would save.

        1. v3n0m
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Foden/Livra

        2. Jay Arell
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Foden could very well be back midweek, I'd be tempted to hold

      2. Jay Arell
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Would you rather have:

        A) Bilva
        B) Gundo
        C) Someone else up to 7.8m

        Cheers!

      3. Sterling Archer
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        FPLstats seems to be broken, how likely is a Jota price rise tonight?

        1. Jay Arell
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Fpl fix has him rising tonight

        2. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          He will rise tonight i can almost guarantee it

        3. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          96.69%

        4. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I think he will go up tonight.

      4. Tshelby
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Really don't know what to do..

        2ft's and 0.0 itb - Still got my WC

        Sanchez
        TAA, Cancelo, Christensen
        Salah, Son, raphina, Jota
        Jimenez, Wilson, Antonio

        Foster, White, Gilmour, Livra

      5. Sickboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Anyone looking at Sancho? Fixtures are good, 2 goals in 2 games, new manager bounce and he seems very suited to Rangnick’s methods.

        1. Jay Arell
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Could be an exciting option, but 8.9 is pretty steep with all the cheaper alternatives doing well.

          1. Sickboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            True. I’ve got Foden at the moment so it would be an easy swap.

      6. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        since i got Son.... 2, 2, 3, 2, 0

        shall i just get rid?

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Same, but that happens to all my players, Vardy was even worse than that until i sold him

        2. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I went Son over Jota, what about you?

        3. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          thought one, fixtures are plum for next 2 but he's looked totally lost lately, he has a habit of doing this down the years and usually comes good again

          I'd hold for the next 2 and hope UNLESS you need to get rid in order to accommodate jota

        4. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Play him for next 2 at least.

        5. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Son does this.

      7. Catastrophe
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Any news on Dennis (flagged)?

      8. Skogen89
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A or B here?

        Salah, Foden, Raphina, Mbeumo (luiz)
        Kane, Antonio, Jiminez

        A) Foden > Jota
        B) Mbeumo+Jiminez > Jota+Dennis (-4)