Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick revealed that he has been in touch with incoming manager Erik ten Hag via Whatsapp. The Dutch manager is expected to attend their last game of the season against Crystal Palace. Ten Hag was spotted along with Steve McLaren and Mitchell van der Gaag at the club’s offices. Rangnick has been outspoken about the issues that the club has been facing and believes that a major rebuild is needed.

“We’ve been in contact, via WhatsApp. We hopefully will have the opportunity to speak and meet in person, either at the weekend or on Monday, at the latest. I’m looking forward to getting to know him in person,” Ralf Rangnick said about Erik ten Hag. “I’m positive the players want to get something right. I know they would much rather play in the Europa League than in the Conference League next season. This should be an incentive, to make sure we qualify for Europa League on Sunday.”

“I still strongly believe that there is a core of players who are top, who are well worth and good enough to play for this club, and hopefully most of those players will still be here next season,” he added. “If the board, Erik, the scouting department – and I will help them with all the issues that I can help them – if we bring in the right mentality players, the right quality players, I’m positive that we will be able to bring this club back not only on track but also back to the top. This is what it’s all about in the next couple of weeks. Maybe it will not happen or be possible in one transfer window but I’m very positive that it can happen in the next two or three windows.”

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