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Ralf Rangnick can put Manchester United in the top four, says Simon Jordan, but only if he gets a famous pressing style for the ‘herberts’


Manchester United currently have five points out of the top four but, following the appointment of Ralf Rangnick, will he play Champions League football next season?

Danny Murphy and Simon Jordan believe they have given their thoughts on United’s chances of making the top four.

Rangnick was announced on Monday as interim manager of Man United
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The German was announced as interim manager on Monday and will take up his post until the end of the season.

He signed a six-month contract, which will then see him serve as a consultant at the club for two years, subject to a work visa.

While Murphy is relatively confident he will improve United, Jordan is more skeptical of the players’ ability to work in his system.

“Yeah, I think they probably will, just because the competition isn’t that great,” Murphy told talkSPORT.

Ralf Rangnick can put Manchester United in the top four, says Simon Jordan, but only if he gets a famous pressing style for the ‘herberts’
Jim White asked the duo what he thought of the Red Devils’ best four chances

Jordan then added, “It depends on whether he can get his point across to these herberts because they’re good enough.

“If he gets his point across, then yes.”

Rangnick inspired both Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel early in their managerial careers.

Ralf Rangnick can put Manchester United in the top four, says Simon Jordan, but only if he gets a famous pressing style for the ‘herberts’
Tuchel had his first opportunity as a coach under Rangnick
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He’s considered the creator of modern heavy metal, high-pressure football – similar to what we’ve seen from United rivals Liverpool since Klopp took over in 2015.

He will undoubtedly bring a clear style of football to the club – something Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has often been criticized for not having done – and United will know exactly what to do under Rangnick.

Whether this can be implemented effectively is another question.

Ralf Rangnick can put Manchester United in the top four, says Simon Jordan, but only if he gets a famous pressing style for the ‘herberts’
Will we see Ronaldo squeeze in Rangnick’s system?
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Many have wondered how Cristiano Ronaldo fits into a pressing system, with Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford perhaps more appropriate.

The same goes for Paul Pogba, who is considered a ‘luxury’ player, which may mean he and Ronaldo have to get used to sitting on the bench under Rangnick.

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