The Lowdown: Rangnick’s departure
Rangnick was expected to move into a two-year consultancy role this summer after taking over on an interim basis back in November.
However, the Red Devils recently announced that the German won’t be taking up that position and will be leaving with immediate effect.
The club cited the demands of his new role as Austria manager as a reason for not being able to move up into a United boardroom role, however, Agbonlahor has a different thought process.
The Latest: Agbonlahor’s comments
He stated that Ten Hag may have thought Rangnick was ‘a joker’ and could have played a role in the 64-year-old leaving.
“If I’m Ten Hag, I would say ‘This joker’s got to go’. That’s what’s happened.
“It’s another episode in the shambles of Man United. Ten Hag thought ‘You’re a joker, you. Just go’.
“Man United are just a shambles at the moment. They need to start doing some business.
“When Man United go to St. James’ Park or these stadiums then they are going to get turned over.
“Nobody is scared of them anymore.”
The Verdict: Action needed
The club are in the process of a major summer rebuild under Ten Hag both on and off the pitch. They have confirmed exits for Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata, however, there is yet to be any movement when it comes to incomings.
Getting several players through the door before June 27 when Ten Hag begins pre-season would be beneficial, especially in midfield given the aforementioned departures.
Hopefully then, the club can get some serious signings in over the coming weeks and shake off the ‘shambles’ tag they have certainly deserved in recent times.
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