Luke Shaw denies claims Manchester United stars are unhappy with Ralf Rangnick tactics

Luke Shaw denies claims Manchester United stars are unhappy with Ralf Rangnick tactics

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has denied claims that the players are unhappy with Ralf Rangnick over his playing tactics, insisting that he has really been ‘impressed’ with the German’s impact.

Reports emerged this week that several Man United players are not happy with Rangnick’s playing pattern at Old Trafford, with some describing it as “old fashioned”.

Rob Dawson, ESPN journalist, today reported that Manchester United players are becoming frustrated with Rangnick’s methods with a part of the team believing his training sessions are “old fashioned”.

He would also claim that a section of Man United players on the training ground has jokingly compared assistant coach Chris Armas to fictional football coach Ted Lasso.

Dawson also covers that some players have moaned among themselves that Ralf Rangnick’s sessions are often based on 11 vs 11 work rather than dynamic drills they feel help to keep them flexible between games.

Luke Shaw claims he is aware of the reports about the Manchester United interim manager but described them as ‘false’, also insisting that he has been impressed by how the German boss has changed things at Old Trafford.

“There have been a lot of things said about Ralf [Rangnick] doing different things, sending people home with homework and the players being angry and unhappy about it, but it is false,” Shaw told talkSPORT.

Luke Shaw denies claims that Manchester United players are unhappy with Ralf Rangnick
Luke Shaw denies claims that Manchester United players are unhappy with Ralf Rangnick

“I am really impressed with how he [Rangnick] has come in, what he has changed, the details he brings and what he wants the lads to do is really good.

“Everything that has been written in the media isn’t true because I see a completely different side of the team and with the manager inside here than what I read on the outside.”

Luke Shaw has been impressive in his recent matches and provided the assist to Paul Pogba’s first goal of the season against Burnley on Tuesday.

Manchester United will host stubborn Southampton, who came from behind twice to stun Spurs 3-2 away from home, at Old Trafford on Saturday in the Premier League and would be anxious to get back to winning ways.

United are battling the likes of Tottenham, West Ham United, who are in 4th, and Arsenal for a place in the top-four.