Ralf Rangnick ‘is NOT happy with Darren Fletcher yelling at his players from the Man United bench during games, and asked him to stop’, weeks after manager’s f-word brawl with fan
- Ralf Rangnick has told Darren Fletcher to stop yelling from the sidelines
- Fletcher was brought back to United by former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- The technical director has been deciding who will take over from Rangnick
- An angry Man United fan clashed with Darren Fletcher during the Leicester draw
Manchester United caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick is reportedly unhappy with Darren Fletcher shouting instructions to his players from the bench during recent matches.
The former United midfielder Fletcher was brought back to the club by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January last year, initially taking on a managerial role with the first team.
He was appointed the club’s first manager two months later, and now works closely with Ralf Rangnick, who replaced Solskjaer as head coach on an interim basis following his sacking in November.
Manchester United caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick is unhappy with Darren Fletcher shouting instructions to his players from the bench
The relationship between Rangnick and Fletcher has become an awkward one, as Fletcher has maintained his matchday position on the bench, while also taking part in meetings to decide on the man to take the job Rangnick wanted for him. .
It is not uncommon in German football for the sporting director to sit down with the coach and his staff, but Rangnick objected to Fletcher shouting instructions during games and asked him to stop, according to The Telegraph.
It could have something to do with the fact that Fletcher has been a big part of United getting closer to appointing Ajax manager Erik ten Hag to replace Rangnick behind the scenes while the Red Devils continue to put up with a miserable season.
The relationship between Rangnick (pictured) and Fletcher is now an awkward situation
It has also surprised Rangnick that Fletcher has also occasionally opted to participate in training when the first-team field has fallen short of a player.
Fletcher also reportedly told an angry United fan “who the hell are you?” when the pair met during a 1-1 Premier League draw against Leicester City earlier this month.
A Red Devils supporter in the South Stand named Jamie Caplan, 25, stood up and raged on the United bench when Kelechi Iheanacho headed in the opener for Leicester.
Fletcher took offense and exchanged words with the fan, who was then escorted out of the stands by the stewards.
Fletcher also reportedly told an angry United fan ‘who the hell are you?’ earlier this month.
But Jamie, an architectural glazier by day, revealed he had expressed his frustration simply by stating that the club, players and staff “don’t care”. He added that Fletcher’s response was foul-mouthed and that he “took it very personally.”
He said Manchester Evening News: ‘He’s the one who got offended and turned around and asked who the hell I was and to sit down. That’s when I went back to Fletcher because I took it very personally.
Then I got a little mad, so he didn’t say much then. And then Scott McTominay turned around. I couldn’t understand what he was saying because he was already walking up the stairs at this point.
Scott McTominay was also involved, fresh off after 55 minutes of play.
McTominay was on the field for 55 minutes before being replaced by Marcus Rashford.
‘As a fan of the matches, I invest a lot of money in the club, I watch them a lot. “Where’s the fucking fight? You don’t care.” That’s more or less word for word what I said. He (Fletcher) didn’t like it. But he can’t be in denial, he was there. He knows the standards that are required to be high level.
“I was in a dressing room with Roy Keane and if he turns around and tells me it’s a good enough United then he’s a liar and I don’t believe him.” Just look at all the old pros, they all say the same thing, he’s just not there, the wish. He is not there.
Rangnick and Fletcher must find a way to make their relationship work in the final five games of the season if the Red Devils have any hope of finishing in the top four, or even the Europa League spots.
United will travel on Saturday (12:30 pm) to face their four main rivals, Arsenal, in a game in which they must win to stay in the fight.
The Red Devils currently sit sixth in the Premier League, three points behind Tottenham and Arsenal.
The Red Devils currently sit sixth in the Premier League, three points out of the top four.