Man-united interim manager Ralf Rangnick secures work permit ahead of the Arsenal clash

Ralf Rangnick has beengiven his work permit, allowing the German to finally begin work as Manchester United‘s interim manager.

Rangnick was confirmed as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s replacement, signing a temporary deal until the end of the season before then taking on a two-year consultancy role at Old Trafford.

Issues securing a work permit meant he could not take training this week and, although he will be at United’s Premier League clash with Arsenal on Thursday night, caretaker boss Michael Carrick will be in the dugout.

After Rangnick’s arrival was confirmed on Monday, United announced that Carrick and the rest of Solskjaer’s backroom team assistant Mike Phelan, coach Kieran McKenna and goalkeeper coach Richard Hartis will be staying at the club.

Rangnick will be allowed to bring in a small number of coaching staff, although his trusted video analyst Lars Kornetka is staying at Lokomotiv Moscow to replace him as director of sports and development.

United are five points behind the Gunners and need to turn their season around quickly to have any chance of finishing in the top four. 

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