Ralf Rangnick

David Alaba believes Ralf Rangnick should have been given more time to prove himself at Manchester United.

The German coach was interim boss at United after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking, before leaving Old Trafford entirely to take over as manager of Austria.

Real Madrid defender Alaba described Rangnick as “world-class” and believes he could have made a difference at United – who replaced him with Erik Ten Hag – with another season.

“He [Rangnick] has been really good, you can see we have a really good plan and you can see it works for us on the pitch,” Alaba told The Athletic.

“He doesn’t want us to let the opponents breathe air. It is good for us. I have known Ralf since I was 18 years old and he is a world-class coach.

“What he did in the past is something special and now I am seeing it close up. He showed what he can do at Leipzig, Salzburg and Hoffenheim.

“He didn’t have a lot of time in Manchester. He has a really good plan and knows a lot about football.”


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