'I have contacted Ten Hag on WhatsApp' — Ralf Rangnick
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'I have contacted Ten Hag on WhatsApp' — Ralf Rangnick

Ralf Rangnick has disclosed that he has been communicating with new manager Erik ten Hag through WhatsApp.

On Thursday, Ten Hag was photographed in London with Mitchell van der Gaag, his loyal Ajax aide, and Steve McClaren.

Speaking in his final pre-match press conference as Manchester United manager, Rangnick said: “We've been in contact via WhatsApp and hopefully we will have the opportunity to meet and speak in person, either at the weekend or Monday morning.

“I'm looking forward to speaking to him and getting to know him in person.

“I still strongly believe there is a core of players who are good enough to play for the club and hopefully most of them will still be here.

“Hopefully if the board and Erik bring in players with the right mentality, I am positive we will be able to bring this club not just on the right track but to the top. Maybe it will not happen in one transfer window but I am positive in the next two or three.”

Manchester United must match or better West Ham's result at Brighton in order to play in the Europa League rather than the Europa Conference League next season.

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