Man Utd striker Ronaldo slams Rangnick: No-one understood his appointment

Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has slammed last season’s appointment of Ralf Rangnick.’

In an interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo insisted he had never heard of Rangnick before he arrived at United, before claiming the German “is not even a coach”.

“After Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer), they bring in sport director Ralf Rangnick, which is something nobody understands,” he said.

“This guy is not even a coach. A big club like Manchester United bringing in a sport director surprised not only me but all the world.

“If you’re not even a coach, how are you going to be the boss of Manchester United? I’d never even heard of him.”

Rangnick had coached at the likes of Schalke, Hoffenheim and Leipzig, having first coaching in the 1980s, before joining United. He is now coach of Austria.