Football NewsRalf Rangnick Not Sure he Has Time to Save United’s Season
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Ralf Rangnick fears he hasn’t got the time or influence to solve Man United’s troubles before his job as interim manager ends in May.

Morale is low with up to half the squad wanting to leave, the dressing room divided into cliques, and below-par performances on the pitch leaving United seventh in the Premier League.

Rangnick is said to feel that he simply doesn’t have enough time to make the changes he knows are needed before the end of the season when he will hand over the reins and take up a two-year consultancy role with the club.

The 63-year-old German’s position has also been weakened. This is because the short-term nature of his job means players are less likely to buy into his ideas than if he were the permanent manager.

Most of United’s problems existed before Rangnick succeeded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

However, doubts are already being expressed over his training techniques and the caliber of the coaching staff he has brought in after Chris Armas and Ewan Sharp joined United until the end of the season.

Rangnick is believed to have identified a selfish element among the United dressing room who are reluctant to pull together for the team — a problem first detected by Mourinho.

While the club would be happy to offload certain players, their high salaries are a stumbling block for any transfer or loan deals.

It means that Rangnick could be stuck with an unhappy camp until his tenure ends in the summer when Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata could leave as free agents. 

A number of other players are expected to follow — if they don’t go in this transfer window.