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Rio Ferdinand Thinks Two Key United Men Could Struggle Under Rangnick

Rio Ferdinand Thinks Two Key United Men Could Struggle Under Rangnick

It's clear that Manchester United will be altering their style of play in the weeks ahead, something that will affect each member of the squad differently.

Some are likely to thrive in the high energy pressing style that Ralf Rangnick prefers, but others could struggle in such a system. Rio Ferdinand has picked out two players in particular who could find playing time tough to come by in the months ahead.

Speaking on his FIVE YouTube channel, the former Manchester United centre back identified Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw as players who don't necessarily fit what the new interim manager wants in his players.

I've got to be honest, Wan-Bissaka has got a hell of a job getting back in this team. The same for Luke Shaw.

They've both got one hell of a job. One thing this manager likes is full-backs who can actually play and get on the ball.

As well as doing the other stuff like pressing, he wants output with the ball. That's the weakest part of Wan-Bissaka's game, there's going to be a big fight for him to get back into this team.

Fullbacks have become an increasingly integral part of modern attacking systems, with most top sides relying heavily on creativity from that position.

Liverpool have Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, Manchester City have Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo, players who contribute both goals and assists. On the other hand, Shaw and Wan-Bissaka are not known for their ability on the ball or impact in attacking areas.

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Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles started against Crystal Palace, and while they arguably may be weaker defensively, they do offer more going forward.

Both Shaw and Wan-Bissaka were guaranteed started under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but that is highly likely to change over the remainder of the campaign.

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Gary Connaughton

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