By Paddy Kenny

27th Nov, 2021 | 12:11pm

Done deal: Pundit claims Man United have pulled off a 'brilliant' move for next season

Man United have pulled off a “rare” and “brilliant” move by agreeing to let Ralf Rangnick take a consultancy role at the club from next season.

That’s according to former Leeds stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Red Devils’ imminent appointment.

A Man United source has told Football Insider the club have reached an agreement with Rangnick, 63, to take over as interim manager.

The German will take on a consultancy role at the club when his contract as manager ends at the end of the season.

Kenny insists agreeing to give Rangnick a consultancy role gives the next Man United boss a head start ahead of the 2022-23 season.

“He will have had six months or so working with that team,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“He will know who is up to the job and who isn’t. From what you read about him, he certainly has an eye for players.

“That being said, I think most people could tell you which players Man United should keep and sell.

“Working closely with the team will give him the ability to work with a new manager, whoever that is, on finding replacements.

“That new manager almost gets a head start because, hopefully, Man United will have sorted themselves out by the summer.

“I think this consultancy role is brilliant and a clever move, which is a rare thing to say about Man United these days.”

Michael Carrick will remain in charge for Sunday’s clash against Chelsea.

He won his first game as interim boss as the Red Devils beat Villarreal 2-0 on Tuesday night.

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