After a poor start to the season, most Manchester United fans will have thought that it couldn’t get much worse than the results and performances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Then came Ralf Rangnick.
He arrived at Old Trafford as a revolutionary tactician, ‘the godfather of gegenpressing’, and the man Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp once described as the best German coach around.
But he will leave the club at the end of the season (before returning in a consultancy role for the next two years) as one of the worst managers in the club’s history.
After ten wins, ten draws and six defeats in all competitions, he currently has a win percentage of 38 per cent – something which is unheard of for a Man United manager.
Before Solskjaer left, United were seventh, having lost five of their opening 12 games of the season – including a 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils now sit sixth, but could drop down to eighth if West Ham and Wolves win their games in hand, and were eliminated from every cup competition by March.
Whilst things haven’t necessarily got worse, they certainly haven’t got better since the former RB Leipzig boss took charge on an interim basis until the end of the season.