watch Rangnick United debut from the strongholds of Solskjaer, Glazer and Ronaldo – The Athletic



We know what the reception at Old Trafford looked like for new Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick.

The crowd were in awe of the intensity of United’s play in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace as they dominated great periods of the game, often sticking out in the opposition’s half. Fred was the unlikely winner of the match, but there was a lot to like if you’re a United fan – including the energy and purpose of a certain Cristiano Ronaldo, and the praise he received afterward from his manager.

But what did people outside of Old Trafford, outside of Manchester and even outside of England think of Rangnick’s first game in charge?

Oslo in Norway, Tampa Bay in Florida and Lisbon in Portugal have links with United for different reasons, whether it is the former manager, the owners or the superstar striker …


The capital of Norway, country of birth of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, sacked by Manchester United on November 21

Christopher Hylland, author of the football travelogue Tears at La Bombonera

Seeking to protect themselves from the freezing temperatures of winter in Oslo, a handful of Norwegian Manchester United fans gather in the Scotsman pub to watch their 3pm kick-off with Crystal Palace. The sun is already starting to set outside, yet on the pitch, it’s a new dawn for the club. What better place to hear the opinions of United fans on their club’s latest attempts to replace Sir Alex Ferguson than The Scotsman?

His festive banner reads “HOHOHO” and on the back of his replica kit is “Rashford 10”. The lady at the bar greets people from the street.



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