RALF RANGNICK has taken a swipe at Manchester United’s medical staff after revealing his frustration at his growing injury list.
First-choice midfielders Fred and Scott McTominay are joined by defenders Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane – as well as striker Edinson Cavani – on the physio’s table.
Y Rangnick has asked why he has so many injuries to contend with despite only competing in the Premier League while a high-pressing, quick-tempo Liverpool side have zero concerns despite competing for an historic Quadruple.
A frustrated Rangnick said: “It is no excuse or alibi but this is an issue that worries me a bit – the number of injuries that we currently have.
“If we compare that with Liverpool, although they are still competing in four competitions, they have no injury problems at all.
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“We play only in the Premier League and we have five or six players injured.
“This is also an issue that needs to be taken care of for the future.
“[We must] analyse why is this the case, why does it happen?"
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Interim boss Rangnick will leave his post in the summer, with Erik ten Hag set to replace him.
But the German has a vested interest in the club as he prepares to take on a consultancy role.
And Rangnick is determined to help his successor in any way possible – including pitching transfer targets.
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He told Sky Sports News: “There might be a couple of players that, independent from style of football or new manager, could be of interest for a club like Man Utd.
“I have already named those players to the board.”