This is what Ralf Rangnick said in the Manchester City vs Manchester United derby

TEMPO.CO, JakartaManchester United manager Ralf Rangnick says his club must establish a clear identity as Manchester City and Liverpool have done.

Rangnick is set to lead his first Manchester derby when United visit the Premier League leaders at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, 6 March 2022.

“What is clear, not only with Manchester City but also with Liverpool. They have had continuity and consistency in their manager position, their head coach for the last five or six years,” Rangnick said at a press conference, Friday, March 4, 2022.

He explained that Manchester City and Liverpool have very clear identities and ideas about how to play. “I know Jurgen Klopp personally and I also know Pep (Guardiola) from three years in Germany when he was head coach of Bayern Munich,” he said.

Rangnick reveals the secret to both teams’ success is knowing exactly how they should play. “They have a clear identity or it can also be called a corporate identity. This guides them in everything they do,” Rangnick said.

That character is not only possible for new players, but also for staff members, experts in various areas of the match which have become a bit more important in the last 10 to 15 years.

“This is something that all the top clubs in Europe have in common. This is something I think needs to be developed also at Manchester United and improved in the next few years,” said Rangnick.

United have had a good record at the Etihad Stadium in recent years. Rangnick got a big boost during the derby after Edinson Cavani was able to return to play.

The 35-year-old has not featured since the 1-1 draw against Burnley on February 8 due to a groin problem. In recent weeks United have struggled to convert chances.

Even Rangnick’s men fired 22 goal attempts without a goal in a 0-0 draw against relegation-threatened Watford last week.

“We created quite a lot of chances in the last 10, 11 games. Sometimes we convert it, like against Leeds where we scored four goals,” Ralf Rangnick said of Manchester United’s recent game.

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