Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick could install ‘countdown clock’ to force Ronaldo and Co to practice Gegenpress in training

INCOMING Man Utd interim Ralf Rangnick could reportedly install a ‘countdown clock’ at Carrington to force players practice their ‘Gegenpressing’.

The Telegraph claims the German tactician will ‘revolutionise’ United’s training methods when his arrival is likely confirmed this weekend.

And it’s believed one way of getting players to understand his intense philosophy is to install a special countdown clock at United’s training ground.

Rangnick is credited as the godfather of the ‘Gegenpress’, a tactic used by many including Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

It sees players counter-press high up the pitch in an effort to win the ball back.

And Rangnick will expect his newly-inherited United squad to get into a habit of reclaiming the ball EIGHT seconds after losing it.

Once the ball is back in possession, players then have just TEN seconds to get into a goal-scoring position before shooting at the target.

Rangnick looks set to be appointed this weekend before taking charge of first game against Arsenal next week.


And he opened up on his playing style by comparing it to PREGNANCY.

Rangnick told the Coaches’ Voice: "You need to be aware what kind of football you really want to play.

"A little bit of pressing? Come on, what is a little bit of pressing?

"A little bit of pressing is like a little bit of pregnant. Either you are pregnant or not?

"Either you want to play pressing or not?”

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