United Hour podcast - Fred nicks it for Rangnick (Palace & Arsenal victories)

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Guten Tag Fußballfans! Nik (@Rood) and Colm (@Duafc) discuss United's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace and the beginning of the Rangnick era. They talk Fred, Dalot, pressing and generally what looks new already under the Germans regime. They also have time to cover United's 3-2 win over Arsenal, which saw us say goodbye to Michael Carrick.



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Another solid listen. Thanks lads.

Like yourselves I'm interested in how Fletcher's role has changed. It was always a bit nebulous to have a Football Director and Technical Director. However, he seems more or less like another coach rather than a Technical Director. It was also notable that, in all the promo shots from Rangnick's first day, Murtough was quite clearly being pushed as 'the guy.' Whereas, initially, it seemed like Fletcher was meant to be on the same level as Murtough?

Like @Duafc I trust Rangnick to sort everything out. He's got the chops both in the dugout and on the corporate side to make this structure work.
 
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Enjoyed that lads. Clear to see already the difference in intent with what RR wants to get out of the team. With two up front I'm curious to see how Greenwood would get on with Ronaldo.
Also worried about Rashford's form, the output is not bad but getting worried about general form and find myself frustrated watching him quite a lot.
Carrick done well and while it was sad saying farewell to another United legend I think it was the right decision. But he is a club legend and done brilliantly for the club during his time here.
Hoping to see a lot of rotation for the game tonight with some of the young lads given a run out and hopefully v Norwich on Saturday we see more of the first 30 mins we got against Palace. Looking forward to the football over the festive period now!
 

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Another solid listen. Thanks lads.

Like yourselves I'm interested in how Fletcher's role has changed. It was always a bit nebulous to have a Football Director and Technical Director. However, he seems more or less like another coach rather than a Technical Director. It was also notable that, in all the promo shots from Rangnick's first day, Murtough was quite clearly being pushed as 'the guy.' Whereas, initially, it seemed like Fletcher was meant to be on the same level as Murtough?

Like @Duafc I trust Rangnick to sort everything out. He's got the chops both in the dugout and on the corporate side to make this structure work.
Yes I had understood that Murtough and Fletcher were on the same level but never been quite clear what exactly each was responsible for

it looks like Fletcher is more involved with things happening on the pitch and at the moment is clearly part of the coaching team - this could change quite quickly though since we know Rangnick is bringing some of his own guys in

There will probably be a fair bit of organisational change next year after Rangnick has had a chance to assess all the backroom staff
 

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Yes I had understood that Murtough and Fletcher were on the same level but never been quite clear what exactly each was responsible for

it looks like Fletcher is more involved with things happening on the pitch and at the moment is clearly part of the coaching team - this could change quite quickly though since we know Rangnick is bringing some of his own guys in

There will probably be a fair bit of organisational change next year after Rangnick has had a chance to assess all the backroom staff
Looks to me like Fletch is very much Team Murtough, rather than Team Ole, and is probably regarded as more objective than those who were more closely involved in the old regime.

Good podcast, as always!
 

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Looks to me like Fletch is very much Team Murtough, rather than Team Ole, and is probably regarded as more objective than those who were more closely involved in the old regime.

Good podcast, as always!
Well I think it was Ole's decision to bring in Fletcher to act as a buffer between the team and the board room

Interesting to look back now at what was said when he first got a full time role
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport...unnar-solskjaer-darren-fletcher-b1815304.html

Also Fletcher was the alternative caretaker manager when Carrick got the job
 

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Well I think it was Ole's decision to bring in Fletcher to act as a buffer between the team and the board room

Interesting to look back now at what was said when he first got a full time role
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport...unnar-solskjaer-darren-fletcher-b1815304.html

Also Fletcher was the alternative caretaker manager when Carrick got the job
Interesting. I didn’t know that.

It doesn’t change my view though; Fletch does seem to have risen through the ranks at a remarkable speed, and for all the cries of cronyism I don’t think he’d have been able to get away with that if he was solely dependent on Ole’s patronage. The fact that his role seems to have become even more prominent following Ole’s departure suggests that he has really impressed Murtough.
 

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Interesting. I didn’t know that.

It doesn’t change my view though; Fletch does seem to have risen through the ranks at a remarkable speed, and for all the cries of cronyism I don’t think he’d have been able to get away with that if he was solely dependent on Ole’s patronage. The fact that his role seems to have become even more prominent following Ole’s departure suggests that he has really impressed Murtough.
Yes I think he's been given a lot of responsibility, probably he was instrumental in the decision of when Ole was sacked - team morale is one of the most important factors at that point and he would have been best placed to report on that to the board

I noted that he was again in the technical area a lot last night