Ralf Rangnick has named three young Man United starlets he wants to give game time.
Manchester United are moving in a different direction under Ralf Rangnick, with the initial signs from our new manager certainly positive.
The Old Trafford club need time to fully adjust and adapt to this new system, while it’s going to take some time to figure out what players Rangnick has a preference towards using.
Tonight’s game against Young Boys is pretty much a free hit. United have already qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League as group winners so I’m fully expecting to see several changes made to the team.
When asked about his plans for the future, Rangnick named three young players as those he’d like to try and help develop – Anthony Elanga, Amad Diallo and Mason Greenwood.
Check out what the gaffer had to say here when asked about Elanga and Amad:
“Yes, both (Elanga and Amad). The younger players, to give them game time. The same with Mason Greenwood, as he’s not played that much in the last couple of the weeks so he’ll also definitely play.” Rangnick told club media.
It goes without saying that these guys all have bags of talent. Greenwood has already become a mainstay in the first-team and you definitely get the impression that the German wants to keep him there. Sadly, he’s struggled with injuries over the last month or so.
Elanga’s emergence within the United setup has only come recently. You got the impression that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a big believer in his ability but with the squad being so star-studded, it was hard to find him minutes. I believe the Swede will have better fortunes from now until the end of the season.
Then you have Amad. He’s obviously immensely talented. And a player who United spent big to bring in. Again, it’s about fitting him into the team when there’s so much talent and experience around him – but it must be encouraging for the Ivorian to hear that the manager has Amad firmly in his plans.
Tonight against Young Boys feels like the opportune moment to get all three on the pitch in some capacity. Hopefully, they’re all involved and acquit themselves well.
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