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Is it back to the future for Man United?

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Is it back to the future for Man United?

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Martyn Herman, Simon Evans, Shrivathsa Sridhar and Philip O'Connor

New Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick enjoyed a victory in his opening game in charge of the club with a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace, but while points are the priority, there will be plenty of focus on the style of football the German delivers at Old Trafford.

If the opening game was any clue — and Rangnick had only one full training session with his team — it may not be quite as exciting as billed.

Rangnick has been hailed as a tactical innovator of the intense pressing game that has become popular among a number of top German coaches, but while United's forwards did press Palace’s back line in the early stages, that was not the most noticeable change...

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