Man United interim coach Rangnick announces new formation 

Manchester United interim coach Ralf Rangnick has revealed he will deploy a new formation when they take on Brentford tonight. 

Rangnick’s preferred formation has been 4-2-2-2 but now is ready to change to 4-3-3 in a bid to accommodate winger Jadon Sancho and help him discover form. The interim boss admits his 4-2-2-2 formation has not played to Sancho’s strength and is ready to reverse it.

“We have now decided to play a 4-3-3 like we did against Aston Villa, with one holding six, two eights and three offensive players,” Rangnick said ahead of United’s trip to Brentford on Wednesday night,” he said. 

“It’s clear in a 4-3-3 that he (Sancho) is a player for either of the wing positions, either left or right, he can play both. I think he would prefer a little bit the left side because then he can switch inside and shoot on goal with his strong right foot.

“But for me there are no questions about his position.”

“He’s a winger, as we say in Germany, someone who can dribble fast with the ball and for me there’s not at all a question over the best possible position for him. But again, it’s not only about training at the highest possible level.

“I said that to him, by the way, the day before yesterday – confirm the performances you show in training when you’re playing on the pitch.”

The Red Devils are currently seventh on the log with 32 points. 

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