RALF RANGNICK will reportedly be in the stands for Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal tomorrow.
The German, 63, was finally confirmed as the new interim manager of the Red Devils earlier this week.
He will perform that role until the end of the season before then beginning work as a consultant for the club.
SunSport revealed today that Rangnick has arrived in the UK and will be allowed into the Old Trafford stands providing he continues to test negative for Covid.
However he does not yet have the work permit required to take up his post as interim manager of United, which leaves caretaker Michael Carrick still in the dug-out to take on the Gunners.
Now the Daily Star’s Jeremy Cross has claimed he will be in attendance for the Premier League showdown at the Theatre of Dreams.
However, as we reported, United and his new employers are sweating over his work permit will be through in time for Sunday’s home game with Crystal Palace.
Due to his lack of recent coaching experience, Rangnick must go before an FA panel to obtain the necessary visa to work in the Premier League.
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While it is expected to be a formality that he is granted an exemption, the timing of the hearing is beyond the control of United.
Until that paperwork is secured, the former Hoffenheim coach cannot be involved with his new club on the training ground or on match days.
A United statement said: “While the club follows the regulatory process around a work visa, Michael Carrick will continue at the helm.”
United tasted victory over Villarreal in the Champions League last week in Carrick’s first match at the helm following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
That was followed by a 1-1 draw at league leaders Chelsea on Sunday – with many fans convinced that the new man was in regular contact with the bench throughout the game.
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