RALF RANGNICK has been tipped to lead Manchester United into Prem’s top four.
Stay home Michael Carrick remains in the hot seat against Arsenal tonight at home as Rangnick still does not have the work permit needed to take up his place at Old Trafford.
But Gary Neville believes that the 63-year-old German coach inherits a “disjointed and disjointed” team, which is missing Champions League spots.
Butt thinks the players have to drive the standards rather than Rangnick, who took over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during a busy winter period with limited coaching time.
Eight-time Premier League champion Gary Neville, 46, said: “We’re 12 points behind Chelsea, it’s been a bad start to the season and the manager has lost his job.
“For Ralf Rangnick, finishing in the top four would be a successful season.
“If we could win the FA Cup, it would be unbelievable.
“He has to somehow get the players, who have looked very disconnected and disjointed over the past two or three months, sorted out at once.
“They lost confidence, didn’t really have a good system and defended badly.
“He has a big job to do but the top four should be his goal this season.”
Butt won six league championships with United, including the glorious Treble championship in the 1999 season under Sir Alex Ferguson.
The 46-year-old former midfielder said: “I was lucky enough to play with great players and we drove ourselves. We know standards need to be high.
“We would get cans for each other and we understood that we would have to pull ourselves out of the dungeon to get to the top. We will call each other out.
“The manager sets the tone but the players will manage every day.
“You cannot ask a manager to help you get on the pitch, give your all, work hard and do what is expected of a Man United player.
Rangnick must regain his confidence in the team and start winning and competing once again against teams that are ahead of them like Liverpool, Chelsea and City.
“The players have to look at themselves before the manager.
“The challenge for Rangnick is to have faith in the players and say, ‘Come on, it’s time for you to step up to the top and manage yourself’.
“You have World Cup winners in the dressing room, players who have won a lot, big superstars and now they can claim each other.
“It’s hard for a new manager to come in at this point of the season.”
Former Reds defender Phil Neville, 44, added: “The expectation at Manchester United is to always win and that’s probably what cost Ole with his job.
“Rangnick has to regain confidence in the team and start winning and competing again against teams that are above them like Liverpool, Chelsea and City.
“This is Manchester United. He has to compete, win trophies and get to cup finals and that means United will be successful.”
It was a sad day when he left but it was a day everyone was looking forward to
Gary added: “Lingard, Pogba, Rashford, Greenwood, McTominay have gone through a development process.
“Ole puts his faith in young players but the problem for United is that the senior players in the dressing room are not as good as the ones we have to look at.
“I look at other clubs, they have Henderson, Van Dijk, Salah and Alisson at Liverpool, really strong players. Chelsea have Thiago Silva, Jorginho and Lukaku and they really have experience, while Manchester United don’t have an experienced squad yet.
“Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane just came on.
“If they can get them together then there’s an opportunity for those young players to grow.”
Class of ’92, speaking on a live stream on ZujuGP’s Facebook page, played alongside Ole but agreed he had to go.
Butt said: “It was a sad day when he left but it was a day everyone was looking forward to.”
Giggs said: “We are Manchester United and we look forward to competing for the Premier League title.
“A few games were played and we didn’t do that. Unfortunately, it had to come to an end. “
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