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Ralf Rangnick explains how he plans to bridge the gap between Manchester United and Chelsea

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New Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has explained how he intends to bridge the gap at the top of the Premier League table to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side.

Rangnick was present in the director’s box as he watched Michael Carrick bow out in style as the Red Devils picked up an impressive 3-2 home victory against Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal on Thursday night.

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Hours later, and the experienced German boss, who has inspired the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Tuchel, plans to catch up with the aforementioned pair as United currently lag behind in seventh place in the Premier League standings.

They are currently on 21 points – 10 points off Liverpool in third and 12 points off Chelsea, who are at the summit as we go into game week 15 of the season after the fortuitous 2-1 Watford win.

Hours later, and the experienced German boss, who has inspired the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Tuchel, plans to catch up with the aforementioned pair as United currently lag behind in seventh place in the Premier League standings.

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They are currently on 21 points – 10 points off Liverpool in third and 12 points off Chelsea, who are at the summit as we go into game week 15 of the season after the fortuitous 2-1 Watford win.

“It’s about winning games and, in the end, I’m very ambitious,” Rangnick said in his unveiling press conference on Friday morning when asked if United can bridge the gap to the top three.

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“We want to make the most successful season that is possible. Right now, we have to be realistic. The difference between us and the top three is big. But let’s see.”

He added: “The major target for me is just to bring more balance to the team. We conceded two goals yesterday and if you look at the total number of goals conceded, it is on average of two a game.

“That is just too much. Those are not the kind of games you need every day. In football to me, it’s to minimise the coincidence factor.”

Perhaps the January transfer window could be the answer for United to regain some form of an advantage on the top three.

Erling Haaland,Timo Werner and Amadou Haidara have been a few names that have been touted as possible Rangnick targets for the mid-season transfer period.

“£10m for Haaland, £10m for Mbappe, £10m for Lewandowski and £10m for Kimmich,” Rangnick chuckled, pretending to flick through his notes amid reports he would get a bonus for securing those deals.

“This is nonsense. There is no such clause in my contract. There is little point in speculating over new players. I know what kind of player he [Haaland] is, but in the meantime, the whole world has realised how good the player is.

“The offensive players we have here, we have so many top players in the offensive department that we don’t need to speak about any other player.”

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