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Ralf Rangnick tells Man United’s board the five players who aren’t good enough

Ralf Rangnick has been tasked with compiling a ‘dossier of shame’ for Manchester United’s new manager Erik ten Hag, according to reports.

Last week, United confirmed that the Ajax head coach will replace Rangnick as manager at the end of the season.

United have ended the season on a woeful run of form with just two wins in their last eight Premier League games, and they almost certain to miss out on Champions League football next season.

Rangnick already delivered a scathing assessment of United’s current situation after their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool last week, claiming that the team are six years behind Jurgen Klopp’s side and could need up to 10 new players this summer.

According to the Sunday Mirror, United’s hierarchy have asked Rangnick to submit a handover to Ten Hag and it’s understood that the German will not hold back in delivering his verdict.

The report claims that Rangnick has called United’s players ‘selfish, over-inflated, lacking quality and too powerful’, and claims some members of the squad have ignored his tactical instructions.

Rangnick has also told United’s board that some players are ‘not fit for purpose’ and believes Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was a £50 million signing in 2019, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial are not at the required level.

Rangnick is understood to feel that United need to sign two high-energy midfielders, as well as a playmaker, and has urged the club’s hierarchy to avoid signing older players such as Edinson Cavani, who has started just six Premier League games this season.

However, despite facing huge criticism for his performances this season, Rangnick believes captain Harry Maguire should not immediately be written off when Ten Hag comes in this summer.

In a frank interview after United’s defeat to Arsenal on Saturday, Scott McTominay admitted that there are problems inside the dressing room at Old Trafford.

‘There are a whole load of problems in terms of players, staff and everything higher up,’ said McTominay.

‘But for us, when you get home and take a look in the mirror, you can’t be satisfied conceding three at Arsenal when we deserved to win the game.

‘We had a half-decent game today but the belief, so big in football, it’s just not there at the minute.

‘The last four games are about pride for us. We have to finish as well as we can do. When the new coach comes in we need to be ready for everything.’

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