Watch: Ralf Rangnick gives tactical insight on Man Utd’s new formation

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Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick on the touchline.

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick enjoyed a winning start to his tenure at Old Trafford as Manchester United claimed a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

After watching United beat Arsenal 3-2 on Thursday night, Rangnick decided to name an unchanged line-up for the game against Palace.

But there was one slight change to the side as United moved away from the 4-2-3-1 formation and switched to an innovative 4-2-2-2.

Scott McTominay and Fred sat in front of the back four with Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho ahead of them as playmakers. The Red Devils then had a front two of Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford.

After a brilliant goal from Fred gave Rangick his first Premier League win, the manager provided an in-depth analysis of his 4-2-2-2 formation during his post-match interviews.


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