Manchester United coach Ralf Rangnick has blamed United poor recruitment record for their ongoing struggles. The club is certain to end their fifth consecutive season without a trophy and a four points behind 4th place Tottenham Hotspur and also four points behind 5th place Arsenal with a game in hand.
After their most recent 1-1 draw against Liecester City, when asked about the club struggles, Rangnick didn’t hesitate to blame the club recruitment policy for it poor form. He said; “In the end it’s about recruitment, having the right players signing the right players at the right time, not signing the wrong players at the wrong time Rangnick said
‘It pretty easy in football, it’s about having a recruitment process. What kind of players do we really need for what kind of football. What do we stand for? And then have the best possible manager to fit into that. It will be better both financially and sportingly to finish fourth.
‘Everyone would like to play in the Champions league every year,but other clubs have had that experience as well.
‘If you look at Arsenal, for example they have not played in the Champions league for a couple of years and they’ve drawn the right conclusions at the club and this is possible. But right now our full focus is on tomorrow and then the next game, and all the other issues there is still enough time to take care of them.
Rangnick suggest united can follow Arsenal’s way of preparing their squad next season. Arsenal spent £147.5 million on six players in the summer but did not break the £50 million barrier whereas United have frequently spent in excess of £50 million on players since the British record addition of ‘Angel di Maria’ for £59.7 million in 2014.