On the Ball

A tale of two clubs – United’s revival comes in Liverpool’s season of struggle

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag celebrating with the trophy after winning the League Cup. PHOTO: REUTERS
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LONDON – Ralf Rangnick is not particularly fondly remembered at Manchester United.

His few months as interim manager last season saw him arrive as a stranger and pretty much leave as a stranger. The German could do little to arrest the slide that had taken place under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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