Rangnick: We know the importance of the game

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Rangnick has stated that his team are prepared for the derby game and claimed he love the work Erik ten Hag has done at Ajax.

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick say he knows the importance of the Manchester derby and they are prepared for it.

Manchester United will visit neighbours at the Etihad stadium today in the Premier League.

Speaking ahead of the game at Etihad stadium admits there are a lot at stake for both team but insists they have has good training session.

He said: “Everybody knows about the importance of this game for our supporters but also for both teams. There’s a lot at stake for both clubs in this game and we’ve been preparing well for it. We’ve had good training sessions and we’re looking forward to a first derby for myself.

“One of the biggest derbies is Schalke against Dortmund and I managed in quite a few of them in the two times I was head coach at Schalke. I’m fully aware of what that means for the supporters of both teams.

“Similarly, the Manchester derby is a game of high importance for both teams and we’ll be ready. We want another good away performance as so far we are unbeaten in three months away from home. We’re fully aware we will need a top performance to get anything out of this game.”

Manchester are United are in search of a new manager to take up the job after the end of the season and Rangnick claims he has his opinion but have not been discussed with the club.

“So far, we’ve not spoken about that,” he told Sky Sports News.

“Not with John Murtough or anyone else, we’ve not spoken about this topic over the last weeks and months since I’ve been here. I know my opinion but so far we’ve not spoken about that so it’s all I can tell you.”

One of the managers on United list is Ajax manager Erik ten Hag and has been Rangnick’s favourite due to what he has done at the Dutch club.

“I don’t know him to start with as a person, but I’ve seen how Ajax have developed since he’s been there,” Rangnick said.

“I know about the work he did while he was at Bayern Munich and it’s obvious he’s one of the top coaches in Europe but there are a few others.

“We’ve not spoken about any new manager so far and therefore we’ve not spoken about him.”





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