Former England defender Rio Ferdinand has claimed that the likes of Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could struggle to start for Manchester United under Ralf Rangnick.
Rangnick managed his first game in charge of Man United on Sunday against Crystal Palace and it was Fred’s second-half strike that inspired the German boss to a flying start to his United career.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka hasn’t featured for Manchester United since suffering a hand injury against Chelsea last weekend, hence his absence from the squad vs Arsenal.
In his absence, Diogo Dalot played superbly well against the Gunners and Crystal Palace, while Wan-Bissaka was an unused sub against the Eagles.
The same for injured Luke Shaw, whose position has been occupied by Alex Telles, who was brilliant against Arsenal and Palace as well.
Both Shaw and Wan-Bissaka were regular starters under former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but Ferdinand has told both fullbacks that it will be a ‘hell of a job getting back into Ralf Rangnick’s first team.
‘They’ve both got one hell of a job. One thing this manager likes is full-backs who can actually play and get on the ball.
‘As well as doing the other stuff like pressing, he wants output with the ball. That’s the weakest part of Wan-Bissaka’s game, there’s going to be a big fight for him to get back into this team.’