“I can’t make my players pressing monsters right now”

The interim technician of the Manchester United, Ralf rangnick, softened the expectations that he will be able to implement his aggressive and pressure playing style instantly, making it clear that it will take time for the team to become a “pressing monster”.

Rangnick, 63, was announced on Monday with a contract until the end of the season after the firing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will work as a consultant for two more years from the summer. The German is a proponent of ‘gegenpressing’, a style of soccer in which teams press high and use counter pressures to recover the ball as quickly as possible, rather than backing up to regroup.

“You have to be aware of what kind of players you have and what their position is. They are experienced and smart enough to know that, but I can’t turn the players we have into pressing monsters right now. I want them to be ready in two, three or four weeks, “Rangnick told British media.

“My football is definitely not a slow waltz! I’m not that far behind Juergen Klopp in terms of our ideas about a style of football, that’s no secret. This is the biggest club I’ve ever worked for, the biggest club. The greatest thing in the world is to celebrate the DNA that this club still has, but also to implement it in the transformation to modern football. “

Rangnick will take over for United, seventh in the Premier League, for the first time this Sunday when Crystal Palace visit Old Trafford.

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