Ralf Rangnick has accepted that Erik ten Hag’s first season as Manchester United supervisor could also be simpler to navigate with out European soccer, however insists that won’t cease his staff making an attempt to complete as excessive within the desk as doable.
United look set to overlook out on the highest 4 and a spot within the Champions League whereas any end decrease than seventh will see them drop out of Europe altogether.
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That may release the schedule and afford Ten Hag extra time along with his gamers on the coaching floor, however Rangnick says he needs to win the remaining 4 video games — even when it means qualifying for the Europa League or Europa Convention League.
“It may very well be a bonus, however that doesn’t imply we’ll give away any of the remaining 4 video games,” Rangnick informed a information convention on Wednesday. “For us it’s clear and our obligation. That is our job, my job, the job of the gamers that we attempt to get the very best outcomes after which see on the finish of the season through which place we’ll end.
“Now to talk about if that may be a bonus or not doesn’t make sense as a result of if I did that then this is able to be interpreted once more.
“For me it’s essential we get outcomes, that we play pretty much as good as we presumably can, as a result of this will even have an effect on the environment and temper for the brand new season.”
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Ten Hag has been appointed on an preliminary three-year contract at Previous Trafford, however received’t take up his function till after the conclusion of Ajax’s conclusion season on Might 15.
Rangnick has revealed he’s but to talk to the Dutchman however says he’s accessible to speak if Ten Hag chooses.
“His focus is on Ajax now and making an attempt to win the title now,” mentioned Rangnick. “My focus is on our membership and getting the very best outcomes. At any time when he has time or wish to converse I’m accessible, however I might not wish to contact him alone account proper now.”
Rangnick is making ready his gamers for Chelsea‘s go to to Previous Trafford on Thursday, a sport they have to win to maintain their faint top-four hopes alive.
United’s gamers confronted a backlash from supporters over the past house sport towards Norwich Metropolis, when a bit of the stadium started singing “you’re not match to put on the shirt.”
Heavy defeats at Liverpool and Arsenal have adopted, however Rangnick is hopeful the house followers will get behind the staff.
“I believe in each away video games the followers have nonetheless been supporting the staff and likewise towards Norwich,” mentioned Rangnick. “There was that one difficulty with Paul Pogba, however aside from that I believe the supporters had been nice additionally within the sport towards Norwich. I hope and likewise anticipate our supporters to be behind the staff and supporting the staff [against Chelsea].”