sport news Rangnick is ready to start at Man United but Arteta knows turning a club around ...

sport news Rangnick is ready to start at Man United but Arteta knows turning a club around ...
sport news Rangnick is ready to start at Man United but Arteta knows turning a club around ...
IAN LADYMAN: Ralf Rangnick is ready to begin his task of transforming Man United after watching their thrilling victory over Arsenal but it is not easy to turn a club around... just ask Gunners boss Mikel Arteta

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How long does it take to fix a football club? Mikel Arteta is still waiting to find out.

The Arsenal manager has had more than 100 games now. Almost two years. This is what he said the day that he took control in the December of 2019.

‘We have to build a culture,’ he said.

‘I don't want people hiding. I want people who will deliver passion and energy.

'This is how we are going to live.’

Ralf Rangnick watched on as the new interim boss weighs up his new challenge at Man United

Ralf Rangnick watched on as the new interim boss weighs up his new challenge at Man United

It has not been an easy ride for Arteta since that cosy day sitting around a table in an executive suite at the Emirates. Arsenal finished eighth that season and in the same position last time round, only five points better off.

In short, Arteta has found it desperately hard to turn Arsenal’s ship around.

The culture he spoke of remained questionable for quite some time and so did the football. On Thursday night they were okay but vulnerabilities remain. They have played at Anfield and Old Trafford in the last few weeks and have conceded seven goals and taken no points.

These days Arteta talks with credibility of genuine progress. There has been some but still the work goes on. They are not the elite team they once were.

Cristiano Ronaldo helped United to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford

Cristiano Ronaldo helped United to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford

Rangnick has a sizeable task at hand to transform United in his six months in charge of the side

Rangnick has a sizeable task at hand to transform United in his six months in charge of the side

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