Mikel Arteta describes Man United’s new interim manager Ralf Rangnick as a ‘top coach… and a really interesting appointment’ ahead of clash with Arsenal – while Gunners boss admits he needs a ‘scoring contribution’ from captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- Man United confirmed the appoint of interim boss Ralf Rangnick this week
- However, Michael Carrick will be in the United dugout for Thursday’s match
- Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said Rangnick was a ‘really interesting person’
- He also added underperforming Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang needs to step up
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has described Manchester United’s appointment of Ralf Rangnick as ‘really interesting’ ahead of the two sides facing off on Thursday.
Rangnick’s arrival was confirmed on Monday but as they wait for a work visa to be confirmed, caretaker manager Michael Carrick will take charge of tomorrow’s Premier League match at Old Trafford.
Ex-RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim coach Rangnick has been praised by other Premier League managers such as Jurgen Klopp & Thomas Tuchel – and Arteta joined in at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday.
Mikel Arteta has described Man United’s appointment of Ralf Rangnick as ‘really interesting’
‘He’s been one of the top coaches,’ Arteta said.
‘He’s made some radical changes in some areas and is a really interesting person in the football world and a really interesting appointment for the football club.’
Arteta also spoke about the form of his captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who missed an open goal during the Gunners’ 2-0 win against Newcastle on Saturday.
The Arsenal manager admits he needs a ‘scoring contribution’ from his captain, who has scored just four Premier League goals so far this season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed an open goal during the Gunners’ win against Newcastle
The Arsenal manager admits he needs a ‘scoring contribution’ from his captain Aubameyang
‘Well the form of Auba is always going to be related to how he scores,’ Arteta said.
‘He’s doing a lot of other things but obviously we need that contribution. That has to be his aim.’
Arsenal can go eight points clear of United with a win at Old Trafford – the first game at the Theatre of Dreams this season without Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge.