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Ralf Rangnick's Manchester United hit new milestone in his debut game

Ralf Rangnick secured victory during his first game in charge of Manchester United
Ralf Rangnick secured victory during his first game in charge of Manchester United / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Ralf Rangnick led Manchester United to a victory in his first game in charge and in the process hit a milestone not achieved since Sir Alex Ferguson was at the club.

The newly-appointed interim boss guided his side to a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace and the team showed a glimpse of the "pressing monsters" Ranginck wants to turn them into. The 63-year-old is known as the "godfather of gegenpressing" back in his native Germany - tactics since adopted by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.

In an impressive display of Rangnick's influence, United regained possession 12 times in the final third against Palace - more than in any game in the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

Following the win over Palace, Rangnick said: "My football is definitely not a slow waltz! I am not that far apart from Klopp in terms of our ideas about a style of football. That’s no secret.

"But you have to be aware of what kind of players you have and where they stand. I cannot ask things of them that they can’t deliver right now."

He also went to express caution over their upcoming fixtures and played down their prospects, saying: "I have to take them [the Manchester United players] and accept where they currently are. They are experienced and smart enough to know that.

"I cannot turn the players we have into the pressing monsters I want them to be within two, three or four weeks."

United are now up against Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday night.