Ralf Rangnick hints three ‘important’ players will remain at Manchester United at least next season

Ralf Rangnick hints three 'important' players will remain at Manchester United at least next season

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has suggested that the likes of Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Fred will remain at United at least next season after he described them as ‘important’ players.

Several Man United players have come under criticism due to their lack of consistency and the roles they play in United’s poor performances this term.

Many Manchester United fans have since wanted the club to cash in on the likes of Scott McTominay and Fred and Maguire has joined the list, thanks to his horrifying performances this season.

The former Leicester City defender was booed by England fans at Wembley before the kick-off game against Ivory Coast, hinting that many fans are not happy with his contributions at club level.

However, Ralf Rangnick believes the trio are important players who have the right attitude to play for Manchester United.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s game against Leicester City, Rangnick told MUTV: “Maybe it’s [the Harry Maguire booing] still got to do with the high expectations around this club and people tend to compare with former players and legends.

“Fred, Scotty [McTominay] and Harry [Maguire] are important players and players with the right attitude.”

The Manchester United interim boss also joined Gareth Southgate and other England internationals to condemn the booing Harry Maguire endured at Wembley this week.

Ralf Rangnick hails Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Fred as important players at Manchester United
Ralf Rangnick hails Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Fred as important players at Manchester United

On the boos, Rangnick said: “I don’t think this is a personal thing, it hasn’t anything to do with Harry [Maguire] himself, we know there are one or two players who have been criticised in the last few months, for example, Fred, a very important player for this team.

“Maybe it’s [the booing] still got to do with the high expectations around this club and people tend to compare with former players and legends.

“I didn’t understand what happened at Wembley [booing Maguire], it won’t happen in our stadium with the Red Army.

“He’s been playing well for Manchester United and England in the last couple of years. Gareth Southgate said something after the game and Harry Kane.”

Manchester United will continue their quest on finishing in the top-four when they host Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Harry Maguire is poised to start for The Red Devils, having impressed during England’s 3-0 win over Ivory Coast.