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    Man Utd’s worst transfers XI post-Sir Alex Ferguson, including, Di Maria, Depay and De Beek that cost a whopping £431m

    SIR ALEX FERGUSON left Manchester United with the Premier League trophy – but a raft of bad signings has seen it taken away with little sign of returning.An incredible £431.7million has been splashed on 13 dodgy deals in particular by flop bosses ranging from Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was given the boot last month.

    Romelu Lukaku cost an initial £75m and United struggled to find takers when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to offload the Belgian to Inter where he thrived, before re-joining Chelsea.
    A promising first season was lost with a drop-off in 2018-19, scoring at an average of one every three games before leaving for Italy.
    At the very least, Lukaku provided some memorable moments but the same cannot be said for Angel Di Maria.
    The winger arrived with much fanfare in 2014 and quickly dropped off the pace, shepherded out to Paris Saint-Germain where he painfully found the form he lacked in England.
    The next expensive error was Fred who joined for £52m, but he still has time to prove himself at Old Trafford.
    In the slightly more affordable but nonetheless useless category are Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Morgan Schneiderlin, who came in for £30m and £27m respectively.
    Still, United recouped most of the fee they spent on French anchor man Schneiderlin when he joined Everton but Mkhitaryan’s exit saw Alexis Sanchez arrive – making the Chilean’s initial fee cheap and yet still a huge disappointment.
    Among those who arrived with potential and waited until after leaving to go on to great things is Memphis Depay.
    Now a star at Barcelona and with the Dutch national team, his baffling form in the 2015/16 season showed that United had lost their touch when turning young gems into superstars.
    Many United fans point to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward as the chief architect of these abysmal deals.
    While replacing the peerless David Gill was a tough assignment, and finding a man capable of replacing Fergie nigh-on impossible, there are serious questions over his approach.
    Not only are these players examples of bad deals, former managers such as Jose Mourinho were dismayed that not enough players were bought.
    Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind were picked up in 2014 off the back of good World Cup campaigns – a strategy that rarely pays off and cost the club over £30m.
    And although Matteo Darmian was an Italian international when plucked from Torino, Louis van Gaal’s exit cast him to the fringes.
    De Beek’s has had a torrid time at Old Trafford since joining from Ajax for £35m
    Few have flopped in the Prem like Di MariaCredit: PA:Empics Sport
    Falcao struggled both at United and ChelseaCredit: PA:Empics Sport

    Perhaps the Red Devils thought they were pulling off a cunning piece of Andrea Pirlo-esque business when bringing in Bastian Schweinsteiger but, at 31, the German was far past his best during an 18-month spell.
    Radamel Falcao was still in his late-20s when arriving on loan in 2014 on a £6m fee and massive wage combination yet hit just four goals in 29 games.
    United’s last boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also brought in a few questionable faces to Old Trafford.
    The Norwegian was responsible for recruiting Dutch flop Donny van de Beek from Ajax for £35m last summer.
    But he’s hardly set the Premier League alight, making just four domestic starts since the beginning of last season.
    De Beek’s joined by Jadon Sancho on Solskjaer’s list of poor signings.
    The winger signed from Borussia Dortmund in the summer for a whopping £73m but has only made five appearances in that time.
    However, the English international may prove doubters wrong after netting his first goal, post-Solskjaer against Villarreal last week.
    Of course, not all of Fergie’s signings hit the right note – just ask Kleberson, Eric Djemba Djemba, Juan-Sebastian Veron, Massimo Taibi.
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    Ralf Rangnick warned he faces giant task to turn Man Utd’s season around after awful start by Class of 92 legends

    RALF RANGNICK has been tipped to lead Manchester United into the Prem’s top four.But Class of ’92 stars Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs have warned the incoming interim-boss of the giant job that awaits him.
    Ralf Rangnick is Man Utd’s new interim manager
    Members of Man Utd’s ‘Class of ’92’ are tipping Rangnick to keep the club in the top four
    Caretaker Michael Carrick remains in the hot seat for tonight’s home game against Arsenal as Rangnick still does not have the work permit required to take up his Old Trafford post.
    But Gary Neville believes the 63-year-old German inherits a “disconnected and disjointed” team that is someway short of the Champions League spots.
    Butt reckons the players must drive the standards rather than Rangnick, who takes over from the axed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the hectic winter period with limited coaching time.
    Eight-time Premier League winner Gary Neville, 46, said: “We’re 12 points behind Chelsea, it’s been a terrible start to the season and the manager has lost his job.
    “For Ralf Rangnick, to finish in the top four would be a successful season.
    “If we could win the FA Cup that would be incredible.

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    “He has to somehow get those players, who have looked so disconnected and disjointed in the last two or three months, sorted straight away.
    “They have lost all their confidence, haven’t really got a system of play and are not very good defensively.
    “He’s got a big job to do but top four has to be the target for him this season.”
    Butt won six league titles with United, including the glorious Treble-winning season of 1999 under Sir Alex Ferguson.
    The former midfielder, 46, said: “I was fortunate to play with amazing players and we drove ourselves. We knew the standard needed to be high.
    “We’d take the can for each other and we’d understand we would have to pull ourselves out of the dungeon to get up to the top. We’d be calling each other out.
    “The manager sets the tone but it’s up to the players to manage that day-to-day.
    “You can’t ask a manager to help you get on a pitch, give your all, work hard and do what is expected of a Man United player.
    Rangnick’s got to get the confidence back in the team and start winning and competing again against teams above them like Liverpool, Chelsea and CityPhil NevilleOn Rangnick
    “The players have to look at themselves before the manager.
    “The challenge for Rangnick is to put the belief in the players and say, ‘Come on, it’s time you stepped up to the plate and manage yourselves’.
    “You’ve got World Cup winners in the dressing room, players who have won things, big superstars and they should be able now to demand off each other.
    “It’s difficult for a new manager to come in at this time of the season.”
    Former Red Devils defender Phil Neville, 44, added: “The expectation at Manchester United is always to win and that’s probably what cost Ole his job.
    “Rangnick’s got to get the confidence back in the team and start winning and competing again against teams above them like Liverpool, Chelsea and City.
    “This is Manchester United. He has to compete, win trophies and get to cup finals and that will mean United are successful.”
    It was a sad day when he left but it was a day everyone expectedNicky ButtOn Solskjaer Getting Sacked
    Brother Gary added: “Lingard, Pogba, Rashford, Greenwood, McTominay have come through the development path.
    “Ole had belief in the young players but the problem for United is the senior players in the dressing room aren’t as good as the ones we had to look up to.
    “I look at the other clubs, they have Henderson, Van Dijk, Salah and Alisson at Liverpool, really strong players. Chelsea have Thiago Silva, Jorginho and Lukaku and they are really experienced, whereas Manchester United do not have a strong group of experienced players yet.
    “Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane have only just come in.
    “If they can get them together then there is an opportunity for those young players to grow.”
    The Class of ’92, speaking on a live stream with ZujuGP’s Facebook page, played alongside Ole but agreed he had to go.
    Butt said: “It was a sad day when he left but it was a day everyone expected.”
    Giggs said: “We’re Manchester United and we expect to be competing for the Premier League.
    “A few games in and we’re not doing that. Unfortunately, it had to come towards an end.”
    Solskjaer was sacked as Man Utd manager after being spanked 4-1 by Watford
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    Man Utd manager Ralf Rangnick spotted on Old Trafford pitch for first time during tour of stadium with John Murtough

    NEW Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has taken his first steps around Old Trafford.The ‘interim manager’ was given a stadium tour by football director John Murtough.
    New Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick took his first steps around Old Trafford today
    Rangnick was given a special guided tour of Old Trafford today
    The 63-year-old will NOT be in charge for United’s home game against Arsenal on Thursday, with caretaker Michael Carrick in the dugout.
    And he faces a race against time to be in charge for the home game against Crystal Palace on Sunday, due to visa issues.
    Because he has not had enough managerial jobs over the last five years, he does not meet the criteria from the Home Office by default.
    So, according to The Telegraph, the 63-year-old’s case will be heard by a panel who will have to fast-track the application.
    Rangnick has held various director-type roles in the past five years, his latest with Russian side Locomotiv Moscow.
    He was announced as the man to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked after the dismal 4-1 defeat at Watford.

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    The German, hailed for his tactical nous, has agreed a six month ‘interim’ role, with him taking a two-year consultancy position after this.
    But Michael Carrick is continuing to lead training and matches until Rangnick can officially start his new job.
    Rangnick IS expected to be in the stands for the mouthwatering clash against Arsenal on Thursday.
    SunSport revealed today that Rangnick has arrived in the UK and will be allowed into the Old Trafford stands providing he continues to test negative for Covid.
    Now the Daily Star’s Jeremy Cross has claimed he will be in attendance for the Premier League showdown at the Theatre of Dreams.
    Rangnick was taking it all in today at Old TraffordCredit: oliverhunt365@gmail.com
    Rangnick is in a race against the Home Office to be in charge for the Crystal Palace gameCredit: Getty
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    Ralf Rangnick’s tactics at Man Utd will see aggressive high-energy press, inverted wingers and questions over Ronaldo

    MICHAEL Carrick denied there had been any input by new interim coach Ralf Rangnick into the side he put out at Chelsea on Sunday.In truth, despite the surprise decision to bench Cristiano Ronaldo in favour of a front three of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and – as a false nine – Bruno Fernandes, that seemed very much the case.
    Cristiano Ronaldo faces an intriguing future at Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty
    Manchester United dropped off to allow Chelsea possession on Sunday
    United dropped off to allow Chelsea domination of possession and despite cashing in on Jorginho’s blunder to go ahead, were hanging on for a draw at the end of the game.
    Whether the German will be able to have an immediate effect for Thursday’s game with Arsenal at Old Trafford is also unclear.
    United hope to get Rangnick’s visa processed swiftly but it still means a maximum of two full training sessions ahead of the match.
    But what United fans can expect is a radical change in approach – and a signal that Rangnick’s side will be much more similar to protege Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool than some of the stuff they have been served up with under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
    That will probably mean the sort of aggressive high press Liverpool have used with less frequency in the past two seasons, although it is something that is still in the Anfield locker.
    Liverpool’s press saw Thiago pounce high up to score against Southampton
    Ralf Rangnick’s RB Leipzig threw men forward to counter when he was in charge
    Rangnick has always believed that winning the ball back early is a critical element in the game-plan, that forcing errors and turnovers high up the pitch increases the opportunity for chances and goals.
    That means, too, numbers up in support – normally from a basic 4-4-2 formation – when the ball is won back.
    You won’t have too many loiterers in a Rangnick team, especially in midfield.
    What that might mean for Ronaldo, at 36, or Paul Pogba long-term will certainly be interesting to see.
    If the message gets through on Thursday, you can expect to see Rashford and whoever operates with him to put Arsenal’s central defenders Gabriel and Ben White under far more pressure.
    But Rangnick’s sides in Germany, Hoffenheim and Leipzig in particular, tended to operate with “inverted wingers” – nominally wide players who operated in more narrow areas behind the front duo – to help both the press and the intensity.
    Timo Werner was expert at cutting inside under Rangnick at Leipzig
    United’s full-backs would have to get forward in an ‘inverted winger’ system
    Marcus Rashford would find himself deployed more centrally under the German
    If that is how United play, Rangnick will instruct Sancho and, potentially, Mason Greenwood, to prevent Arsenal playing short to Thomas Partey and Albert Lokonga.
    At the same time, the United full-backs will stay wide, seeking to prevent Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka being the Gunners’ “out-balls” although it will see the Arsenal full-backs as the easy passing option.
    Rangnick is not set in his shape, so can operate with just one striker and an extra man in the second line of the pressing “trap”.
    But what United players and fans alike can anticipate is that expectation of extra effort and intensity from the outset.
    Rangnick wants to force opponents into playing difficult passes into crowded areas, to manufacture an early – and potentially flawed – decision.

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    Pushing his own full-backs into more advanced roles squeezes the space as well, adding to the sense of a blanket of shirts suffocating opponents as they attempts to play out.
    And while the press is about winning the ball, Rangnick is equally keen to see won possession utilised at speed as well.
    In the Bundesliga, Rangnick ordered his teams to try to capitalise on regained possession by playing forward rather than square and to create shooting opportunities within just 10 seconds of getting possession.
    So no more passing for the sake of passing while winning the ball back merely to have possession would go counter to everything the new interim boss will preach.
    Unlike Rashford, Nemanja Matic could spend more time defending out wide
    If there is an impact on Thursday, that will be clear from the amount of attempts at goal, balls played to Rashford in particular – or Ronaldo if he is utilised in a central role – with the wide players expected to race up in support and run in behind, operating in a much more narrow shape.
    With his own full-backs pushing on, there will be an onus for the midfielder holders – likely to be two from Fred, Namanja Matic and Scott McTominay – to fill the void behind them.
    That will see them having to move into defensive roles out wide on occasion and might be among the biggest changes for the players to take on board.
    It does have plenty of risk and jeopardy, especially given the limited time to work on the training ground over the next few weeks with the relentless programme of games in December.
    The other issue, as Rangnick’s role with the first team is only supposed to run for six months, is whether the players are ready to buy into the approach and sacrifice themselves physically.
    Ronaldo’s workrate was questioned after he allowed Christian Pulisic to cross
    There will no longer be the classic Mourinho-style “low block”, which gives players the chance to rest in games.
    Instead, high energy football will be demanded – arguably more in keeping with United standards and traditions.
    It requires fitness, freshness and hunger from players, an approach that many Old Trafford fans have been crying out for. 
    But it is not unreasonable to suspect that such a sea-change will take weeks at least, if not months, to be fully immersed into a squad. 
    Expecting it all to change on Thursday would be somewhat unfair. The United supporters, though, will be looking for the first signs of a new cast of mind.
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    Man Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo has most Ballon d’Or points in history despite winning two fewer awards than Lionel Messi

    CRISTIANO RONALDO still boasts the most points in Ballon d’Or history – despite Lionel Messi winning the coveted award twice more.The Paris Saint-Germain forward scooped a record seventh trophy on Monday night as he narrowly edged out Robert Lewandowski.
    Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or five times, with his last success coming in 2017Credit: AFP or licensors
    Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi won the trophy for a record seventh time on Monday nightCredit: AFP
    Messi, 34, retained the award he won in 2019 after the prestigious individual honour was failed to be given out last year due to Covid restrictions.
    And though many fans and pundits will claim that the Argentina international is football’s GOAT, the voting stats in the Ballon d’Or prove otherwise.
    Five-time winner Ronaldo, who last won the award in 2017, has amassed 3,781 points from nominations of the award.
    That is over 200 points more than rival Messi, who has picked up 3,574 points.
    Despite scoring 36 goals for Juventus last season, while already finding the back of the net ten times for Manchester United this term, Ronaldo finished just sixth in the 30-man shortlist for the 2021 award.
    It is the first time in 11 years that the striker has finished outside of the top three, as he picked up just 178 points, compared to Messi’s 613.

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    Earlier this week, Pascal Ferre, the editor in chief of France Football – organisers of the prestigious award – claimed Ronaldo had revealed to him his only career goal was to win more Ballons d’Or than Messi.
    But Ronaldo hit back with a fiery statement on Instagram, saying Ferre ‘lied’ to ‘promote his publication’.
    He remarked: “Today’s outcome explains why Pascal Ferre’s statements last week, when he said that I confided in him that my only ambition was to finish my career with more Ballons d’Or than Lionel Messi.
    “Pascal Ferre lied, he used my name to promote himself and to promote the publication he works for.
    “It is unacceptable that the person responsible for awarding such a prestigious prize could lie in this way, in absolute disrespect for someone who has always respected France Football and the Ballon d’Or.
    “And he lied again today, justifying my absence from the Gala with an alleged quarantine that has no reason to exist.”
    During Messi’s winner speech, the Blaugrana legend called on the Ballon d’Or to award Lewandowski the award for 2020 following his incredible season for Bayern Munich.
    Messi beat Robert Lewandowski by 33 votes to win his seventh Ballon d’Or award
    He stated: “I would like to mention Robert Lewandowski, it’s been a real honour to compete with you.
    “Everyone knows and we agree that you were the winner last year.
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    ‘He had the balls to do it’ – Sir Alex Ferguson reveals why Bryan Robson was ‘easily’ best Man Utd captain he ever had

    MANCHESTER UNITED legend Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Bryan Robson was his greatest captain – be cause he ‘had the balls’ to stand up to him.Steve Bruce, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Nemanja Vidic all led Fergie’s teams during some real glory years at Old Trafford.
    Sir Alex Ferguson joined a host of club legends to celebrate the release of a film about the legendary Bryan Robson
    Fergie has described Robson as ‘easily the best captain I had’
    But Robson stands out as the most inspired of leaders according to the most decorated manager of all time.
    Speaking at a Q&A session to promote a new film about the classy midfielder, Fergie explained: “He was easily the best captain I had. I think over the period he was at United, he was the best player.
    “The players loved him. They responded to him and he was the longest-serving captain in my time anyway.
    “It’s difficult for a captain because sometimes he has to tell the truth to players, you know?
    “The encouragement he’s got to give them sometimes can be quite volatile and he was like that, but the players did love him.

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    “They appreciated the time he took on them and another thing, he’s the only captain I knew who could make a decision on the pitch. He didn’t need to look over to me.
    “He would do that and that’s unusual. In fact it’s very unusual because he had the balls to do that.”
    A host of United legends turned out in the city on Thursday night for the ‘Robbo: The Bryan Robson Story’ premiere.
    And that led to legendary ex manager Ferguson coming face to face with current interim boss Michael Carrick.
    Ralf Rangnick is set to take charge of the Red Devils until the end of the season following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking.
    CAPTAIN MARVEL
    But Carrick has already led United to a vital victory over Villareal in the Champions League and he was still in a jovial mood at the HOME Cinema in Manchester on Thursday.
    The legion of stars were out to catch their first glimpse of the upcoming documentary about United and England icon Robson.
    Their former captain, now aged 64, spent 13 years at Old Trafford during his epic playing career, winning a host of honours before departing to take charge of Middlesbrough in 1994.
    Now Captain Marvel’s stunning contribution to the success of Fergie will be shown on screen when the documentary hits Netflix, Amazon Prime and Rakuten on November 29.
    Ferguson has actually said that Robson was his greatest ever player
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    Man Utd star Jesse Lingard beams as he meets Kylie Minogue before pop legend dazzles at The Fashion Awards 2021

    JESSE LINGARD beamed with delight as he posed next to global superstar Kylie Mingoue before she attended The Fashion Awards on Monday night.The Manchester United attacking midfielder, 28, took to his Instagram story to share a snap of the two together.
    Jesse Lingard put this picture of him with Kylie Mingoue on his Instagram storyCredit: Instagram @jesselingard
    Minogue wowed at The Fashion Awards at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday nightCredit: Getty
    In the photo that was uploaded to his nine million followers, the two can be seen with their arm around one another.
    Lingard was pictured in his Red Devils tracksuit, while Minogue, 53, opted for a casual look wearing a black top, jumper and jeans.
    Minogue didn’t put any images of the duo on her social media accounts, as she instead shared a picture of her in a black floral jumpsuit for The Fashion Awards.
    Former West Ham loanee Lingard is facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford with the player in the final year of his contract.
    SunSport have exclusively revealed how United are willing to offload him in January for just £10million to avoid losing him on a free transfer.
    That is just months after pricing the Hammers out of a move after demanding £25m for the England international in the summer.

    And David Moyes’ side are keen on bringing him back to the London Stadium in the New Year.
    Prior to his dismissal at the Theatre of Dreams, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that Lingard is unhappy with his lack of action.
    He hasn’t started in any of United’s 13 Premier League games having falling down the pecking order.
    Commenting on the player, Solskjaer said: “He’s definitely disappointed he’s not played more, of course.“But with regards to contract situations, I’ve not been in the talks very closely, so for me Jesse’s still a big, important part of this squad.
    “He gives energy and quality to the group every day.”
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    Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick had wheel of fortune at Leipzig with forfeits like making stars train in a ballerina’s tutu

    MAN UTD’S new boss Ralf Rangnick was a disciplinarian at previous club RB Leipzig, where he had a wheel of fortune containing forfeits for disobeying stars.The German manager, 63, was finally confirmed as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s successor this week, and will join the club as interim manager before staying on as a consultant for a further two years.
    Man Utd’s stars could play Ralf Rangnick’s wheel of forfeits if they behave badly
    Ralf Rangnick’s wheel of misfortune with 12 forfeits from his time at RB Leipzig
    And it could mean that Red Devils stars Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo might face punishments like training in a ballerina’s tutu or working in the club shop, if they step out of line.
    Rangnick came up the idea after scrapping fines believing a professional footballer’s time is more valuable than money.
    He said in 2018: “Fines rarely bring anything. It hurts the players more when they have less time.”
    And his assistant Jesse Marsch mentioned the idea of a wheel with he had picked up from America.
    The concept is simple; spin the wheel and await your forfeit. There are 12 outcomes – 11 bad, and one ‘Get out of jail free’ card.
    Here’s the 12 outcomes on Ralf’s dreaded wheel.
    1. Pump up the balls, get them on the pitch, clean them
    For 30 minutes per day for a week, this task will see a player having to make sure balls are pumped up and ready to use.
    Better still, they’ve got to be spotless.
    Footballs will have to be pumped up by misbehaving starsCredit: Getty
    2. Train an academy team
    An essential part of United’s success has been through their kids.
    If a player lands on this, they will have to train one of the academy teams for four hours when they have a free day.
    3. Stadium tour guide
    It would be your lucky day, if you were a supporter and Ronaldo was showing you around Old Trafford.
    But, should a star misbehave they will have to act as a tour guide for the Theatre of Dreams for one hour.
    Players will have to act as tour guide at Old Trafford if they step out of line with RangnickCredit: Getty
    4. Get Lucky
    View it as a get out of jail free card.
    Should a player spin and fall on this, they will face absolutely no punishment and will be counting their lucky stars.
    5. Mow and take care of training pitch
    As you can expect, the pitches at Carrington are perfectly manicured.
    This task would see a player assisting the groundsman in mowing the grass and tending to the training areas for four to six hours within a training week.
    Groundsman at Carrington will be assisted in looking after training pitches by naughty starsCredit: Rex

    6. Wear a tutu
    Possibly the worst on the list and most embarrassing.
    Play up in front of Rangnick, and you’ll be forced to wear a pink ballerina’s tutu for 90 minutes at training.
    7. Fill water bottles
    Rehydration is crucial to athletes when it comes to training.
    This forfeit would mean the naughty player will have to mix drinks ahead of training and fill water bottles for 20 minutes per day for the whole week.
    Filling water bottles for team mates is one of Rangnick’s forfeits on his wheel of fortuneCredit: Getty
    8. Club shop assistant
    Here’s a punishment you wouldn’t want to face during the festive period.
    This would see a player having to work as an assistant at the Manchester United’s Megastore for three hours.
    9. Serve food in team cafe and clean tables
    For 30 minutes per day, a star would have to serve his team mates their dinner cooked by the chef.
    Worse still, he would be expected to clean up after them when they’ve finished.
    Cristiano Ronaldo might be serving up club team mates their dinner, if he misbehavesCredit: Getty
    10. Work as a kit assistant
    Again, not a glam job for a well-paid United star.
    This task would see someone have to take care of dirty shirts, and make sure boots are clean for 30 minutes per day.
    11. Load the team bus
    Man Utd have an amazing team bus, worth £400,000. So, you can imagine you can get a lot of stuff in it.
    And that would be expected of you, if you mess Ralf about.
    For an hour and a half on an away day, you’d have to load the bus with bags.
    Players may have to load up the team bus if they cross RangnickCredit: Getty
    12. Buy gifts for staff
    With the salaries United players are on, this won’t dent their wages too much.
    But, land on this one and you’ll have to buy small gifts for up to 60 members of staff.
    So, will Rangnick enforce his wheel of forfeits on United’s stars?
    Time will tell if you see Paul Pogba training in a tutu.
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