Ralf Rangnick Holds Two Hours Call With Erik Ten Hag To Discuss About Manchester United Players

 According to sources, Rangnick and Erik ten Hag spent two hours discussing the state of the Manchester United squad as power shifted at Old Trafford.

Rangnick, 63, was United's temporary manager for half a year after replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the middle of a disappointing season. When Ten Hag, 52, arrived to take his place in the dugout this summer, he was anticipated to begin a two-year stint as a consultant for the team.

Rangnick, however, will not be taking up this position, as the Red Devils stated on Sunday, and will instead "concentrate completely on his new duties as manager of the Austrian national team." While his brief engagement with Ten Hag came to an end as a result of this, the German took the time to speak with the Dutchman over the phone.

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According to the Daily Telegraph, the two managers discussed the state of the team Ten Hag has taken over, which finished sixth in the Premier League last season. The discussions are alleged to have taken place after Rangnick went to Germany and his permanent replacement returned to Amsterdam following the 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace on the final day of the season.

There was a lot to talk about, as Ten Hag is in the midst of a major reconstruction project during the summer transfer season. United's defense has come under fire after a shaky season, and they are poised to lose a number of midfielders, including Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, and Juan Mata, as well as a number of strikers.

Rangnick's experience as a sports director may have helped him navigate the transfer market and find individuals who could help the team advance. United executives, on the other hand, believed he would struggle to devote the requisite six days per month to his consulting function as initially planned.

Rangnick will take charge of Austria's first match in the Nations League on Friday, when they travel to Croatia. Over the next two weeks, they will also face Denmark twice and World Cup holders France.

Meanwhile, if United wants to improve on a mediocre season and return to the Champions League, Ten Hag and his backroom staff must set to work cutting and adding to the roster. Darwin Nunez of Benfica and Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig are among the forwards linked with a move to Old Trafford.

In defense, Villarreal's Pau Torres has resurfaced as a target, as has an audacious move for Chelsea's N'Golo Kante.

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