Ralf Rangnick

Manchester United caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick is set to raid former club Lokomotiv Moscow for McKenna replacement.

The German backroom staff was left short after McKenna moved to Ipswich Town as their new manager and according to reports from Sky Sports, Eric Sharp is set to leave Lokomotiv Moscow and join Rangnick at Old Trafford.

The reports say that United is working to appoint Ewan Sharp as a new assistant coach and analyst with talks said to be at an advanced stage; Sharp having previously worked at Toronto FC.

Rangnick also recently insisted that Mike Phelan – who was also an assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson – will stay part of the coaching set-up after Michael Carrick left to take a break from football.

United have not played since beating Norwich on December 11, with two games postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the club but are due to face Newcastle United on December 27, before playing Burnley three days later.

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