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Souness baffled by Man Utd Rangnick choice: Nice pension for him

Liverpool hero Graeme Souness has taken aim at new Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick.

The German has left his role as director of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take charge on a six-month contract until the end of May, before staying on at Old Trafford in a consultancy role for a further two years.

"This is the third interim manager since Fergie went. I don't get it," Souness told talkSPORT before the appointment was confirmed.

"The man Rangnick's CV is not one you would go 'wow' and doesn't jump out at you. He's not been super successful. I think he's won one trophy.

"His talent would appear, and we will find out, to go into a football club and develop the structure and improve in a five to ten year period.

"That's not what Man United need right now. Man United need it instantly. They need someone to make an impact now.

"They've got a healthy group of players there and, there's no doubt about it, Ole didn't get the best out of that group of players.

"That's what you are judged on. You walk into a football club, get the best out of the players and then if you are there long enough you can bring your own ones in to kick on.

"Right now, Manchester United have an underperforming squad of players.

"Will this new guy, who has never been in the Premier League be able to do that? I don't think so.

"I don't get this appointment on any level. If you are thinking about five or ten years time and the structures he might put in place [okay], [but it's] six months and then he's going to take a nice consultancy role?

"A nice pension for him, 63 years old, it's lovely work if you can get it.

"I just don't get this appointment."


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