Ralf Rangnick: Man Utd manager does not rule out staying on as boss after initial six months

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The interim boss of Manchester United has not ruled out staying on.

"If everything goes well, I might recommend that you stay with me for one year, but it's all hypothetical," said the German.

The first game in charge of United will be against Crystal Palace on Sunday, and the man who was at Old United on Thursday to watch the game was also there.

He said that the people with whom he had spoken were clear that they were talking about a six-month role as manager.

We have not talked about what will happen in the summer.

I'm aware that they might be looking for a new manager. We will see if they speak with me about that.

The focus is now on winning the next games.

What about him?

There have been questions over whether the 36-year-old will fit in under the new style of play.

"You have to adapt your idea of football to the players you have available, not vice versa," said Rangnick.

It was amazing to see the top professional at the age of 36. I have never seen a player at his age who is still physically fit and who can make a difference.

It's not just about the player, it's about how we can develop the whole team. We play in the most competitive league in the world and need all the players on board. He is more than willing to do that.

With United seventh in the premier league, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea, and through to the group stage of the playoffs, it's a good time to have a new coach.

The challenge is to bring balance to the team. We needed three goals to win the game. It's an average of two goals conceded per game.

The game was exciting for the fans, but not for the coach.

We haven't talked about new players.

Solskjaer was sacked by United on November 21st after only winning one of his final seven league matches. He didn't win a trophy during his tenure.

He spoke to the Norwegian for 90 minutes last weekend, and also met with the manager to try to convince him to stay.

After Solskjaer's dismissal, Carrick took over and led the team to a win, a draw, and a victory.

I had a private conversation with him. I tried to convince him to leave. "I had to accept his decision in the end."

I need their expertise on the current squad so I'm happy to work with the current coaching staff.

It is not easy to find people who can join us in the next couple of weeks because of the regulations of the UK's exit from the EU. Many of my former colleagues are in long-term contracts with big clubs, so they are not available right now.

The head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow has left to take the job.

He has built an impressive coaching reputation in Germany, with both Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp praising him.

He took Ulm to the first step to promotion to the Bundesliga before taking charge of other teams.

He won the German Cup with Schalke in 2011.

He was in charge of the team that lost 6-1 on aggregate to United in the semi-finals of the European Championship.

He said that he thinks to gain control on games in the future by playing proactive.

Helping the team play together is what it is about. The two halves of Thursday were completely different and having these unique fans behind us will help us.

I can't do it in a few training sessions. The major target is control.

The players who did not play against the Gunners will be meeting the United players on Friday, before the squad has a training session on Saturday.

He has been linked with bringing in players during the January transfer window, but he said that was not his main focus at the moment.

He said they haven't talked about new players.

The time is now to get to know the current squad. The squad is large. There are enough players.

There will be a time to talk about possible transfers in the winter. It is not the right time for sustainable transfers.