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📣 Rangnick on his United future, contact with Ten Hag and EL ambitions

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

Manchester United interim head coach Ralf Rangnick has been speaking to the media ahead of the final Premier League game of the season against Crystal Palace.

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Here’s what he had to say.

On injury news

“We once again have quite a few players missing and a few with question marks, quite a few missing.

“Still positive we will have a strong starting XI and finish on a stronger note. Positive players want to get things right.

“Luke Shaw’s wife gave birth to their second baby today, so we have to wait and see.

“Today’s training one or two couldn’t finish, Jadon Sancho and Phil Jones.”

On Europa League ambitions

“Positive they would much rather play Europa League than Conference League.

“You saw with Frankfurt, finished bottom half of Bundesliga but are now in the Champions League.”

On contact with Erik ten Hag

“We have been in contact, via WhatsApp, hopefully have chance to meet and speak in person at weekend or Monday morning at latest.”

On biggest disappointment of his time in charge

“I think that until we dropped out against Atlético, we have lost confidence, energy in the team.

“Until then we had stabilised the team. Until then were were much more stable defensively.

“Since Atlético we just didn’t find our shape, form again. It has got to do with confidence, team spirit and togetherness. This is my biggest disappointment that we didn’t establish that team spirit.”

On his own future

“We spoke about that in detail, how I could be of help. I think we showed at Hoffenheim, Salzburg and Leipzig that is is possible to identify, develop and sell. This is what is most important for whom it is the next logical step in their career.”

On confidence in the club’s future

“I still strongly believe that there is a core of players who are top, good enough to play for this club.

“Hopefully must be here next season. If we bring in the right players, mentality players, I am positive we will be able to bring this club back to the top.

“Maybe not possible in one window, but next two or three.”

On pitch invasions

“I think it is new. It hasn’t happened in last few years, but it happened in Germany on a couple occasions.

“There seems to be an unfortunate trend. I didn’t see it yesterday, but if opponents are being involved I don’t think that should happen.”