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Fans react on social media as Manchester United look set to appoint Ralf Rangnick

Manchester United have agreed a deal ‘in principle’ to appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim boss -we look at what Red Devils fans ar

Manchester United fans are anticipating an official announcement soon on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s successor at Old Trafford.

‘The Godfather of German football’ Ralph Rangnick is waiting in the wings amid reports he has agreed a deal ‘in principle’ with United.

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A six-month deal is on the table on an interim basis, it is understood, followed by a two-year consultancy role. The BBC’s Simon Stone has reported on Friday afternoon that United have ‘reached an agreement’ with Lokomotiv Moscow but there are still contractual details and work permits issues to sort before an official announcement can be made.

Manchester United fans flooded social channels with their reaction - we took a look at what some of them had to say.

However, not all fans are optimistic about the likely appointment of Rangnick:

Glynn Johnson is unsure about the infrastructure of Manchester United, commenting that there will be “too much interference, no manager can work with [the board]”.

Fans will have to wait a while longer for Ralf Rangnick’s first potential game. Michael Carrick is still expected to remain in charge for Sunday’s Premier League face-off with table-topping Chelsea, with Rangnick waiting on a work permit.