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Ralf Rangnick could be Manchester United’s best move in years

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Ralf Rangnick is not a typical Manchester United appointment – and that's a good thing.

Since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, United have tried in vain to replicate the legendary Scot's recipe for success. It was a recipe that yielded 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions Leagues, including an unmatched English treble in 1999. It was based on individualism: elite stars on the pitch led by an omnipotent manager in the dugout.

But it was also a recipe which belongs to a by-gone British era in which geniuses like Ferguson, contemporaries like Arsène Wenger and predecessors like Brian Clough, Bill Shankly and Sir Matt Busby controlled all aspects of their respective clubs.

Ferguson's successor at United, David Moyes, wasn't up to that. Neither were coaches of the pedigree of Louis van Gaal or Jose Mourinho, let alone the underqualified Ole Gunnar........

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