Ralf Rangnick reveals why Erik ten Hag wasn’t in Manchester United dressing room at Crystal Palace

Ralf Rangnick reveals why Erik ten Hag wasn't in Manchester United dressing room at Crystal Palace

Former Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has explained why Erik ten Hag didn’t talk to the players in the dressing room against Crystal Palace.

Man United’s next manager, Ten Hag, was in attendance at Selhurst Park and watched the horrible performance United put out against Palace.

United ended the season with a 1-0 defeat at away, in what should have been a must-not-lose game, given the pressure they had from West Ham United over securing the last spot of the Europa League.

Manchester United still made the cut, though, but the thanks would go to Brighton and Hove Albion, who came from behind to beat The Hammers 3-1 at Amex.

Erik ten Hag didn't speak to the Manchester United players ahead of the Crystal Palace clash
Erik ten Hag didn’t speak to the Manchester United players ahead of the Crystal Palace clash
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Though it’s obvious that Erik ten Hag will take over from Rangnick today as United’s next manager, and there were suggestions that the former Ajax tactician would have some talks with the squad ahead of the Palace clash.

But Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that the 52-year-old wasn’t in their dressing room at Selhurst Park and deemed it ‘unusual’ if he had done that, because he hasn’t been introduced to the squad yet.

‘No he didn’t come to the dressing room, it would be unusual,” Rangnick said vi MEN after the Palace defeat.

“He [Erik ten Hag] has not been introduced to the team yet.”

David de Gea has admitted that he cannot wait to start working with Erik ten Hag at Manchester United as his new manager, who he expects to take the club forward with the right signings.

De Gea on playing under Erik Ten Hag: “I cannot wait. I am excited for the next season, new manager, new players. Hopefully we will improve put Manchester United in a better position. We need to trust in the future.