Man United: Ralf Rangnick showed up for training… but forgot he was giving his players a day off!

Ralf Rangnick left red-faced after showing up to train for Manchester United on Tuesday…forgotten he’d given his players a day off, so he returned home from an abandoned Carrington!

  • Ralf Rangnick came to training at Manchester United on Tuesday morning
  • But the German had forgotten that he had given his United players a day off
  • Rangnick returned home from an abandoned Carrington after noticing his gaffe
  • United’s stars are kidding about the mistake and it’s the ‘talk of the training ground’



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Ralf Rangnick arrived at work at Manchester United and turned around again after apparently forgetting he’d given his players a day off.

The United interim boss arrived in Carrington on Tuesday morning after the FA Cup victory over Aston Villa the night before and found the training ground largely deserted.

He expected to see the Covid testing unit in the car park to check players before entering the complex.

Ralf Rangnick showed up to Man United training and forgot he was giving his players a day off

Ralf Rangnick showed up to Man United training and forgot he was giving his players a day off

The German came to an abandoned Carrington on Tuesday and eventually returned

The German came to an abandoned Carrington on Tuesday and eventually returned

The German came to an abandoned Carrington on Tuesday and eventually returned

He called in from his car to ask where the testers were and was reminded that the players were gone. Then he drove away,” says a club insider. “It was the talk of the training ground. The players all joked about it.’

Some players were less amused on Friday when they got their training roster ahead of the winter break later this month, after Rangnick scheduled the less-popular 2 p.m. start times.

It seems unlikely that a warm-weather training camp in Dubai – planned by previous manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – will continue during the break.

There are concerns over Covid, while Rangnick also questioned the decision to let Paul Pogba recover from injury in Dubai rather than Carrington.

The German is taking his players on a warm training camp during the winter break in Dubai this year

The German is taking his players on a warm training camp during the winter break in Dubai this year

The German is taking his players on a warm training camp during the winter break in Dubai this year

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