RALF RANGNICK has proposed Premier League clubs QUALITY Carabao Cup to ease the congested schedule.
The Manchester United The police chief, 63, only arrived in Britain last month but has proposed a drastic overhaul of the system.
Rangnick wants top clubs out of the League Cup – describes the competition as a means for lower-tier teams to earn extra money.
The German strategist also suggested permanently eliminating FA Cup replays – instead of just during the season to ease the packed schedule, affected by Covid.
Speaking ahead of the match against Newcastle on Monday, Rangnick insisted: “England is the only top division to play two cup competitions.
“This is something that we can talk about and discuss.
“The League Cup is still kept for the third and fourth place teams to improve the financial situation of those clubs.
“But on a tight schedule with so many games, this is something to talk about and discuss.”
Rangnick continued: “The other thing is the FA Cup and the replays… that’s been changed and that’s a good thing.
“In other countries, you never replay, those are topics we can talk about.”
United were knocked out of the 2021-22 Carabao Cup in September following a 0-1 home defeat to West Ham.
Chelsea face Tottenham while Liverpool face Arsenal in the semi-finals – with the first two legs due to take place in January.
Meanwhile, Rangnick confirmed United is almost fit after their Covid chaos.
The Red Devils were forced to cancel matches with Brighton and Brentford last week due to an explosion in the starting lineup.
The situation got so bad that they shut down their Carrington training ground Last Thursday and closed for four days.
However, the players returned on Tuesday and the caretaker manager says they are in good form ahead of their trip to Newcastle on December 27 – with Paul Pogba absent only.
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