Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick questions whether the ‘dimensions of the goal are still reasonable’ and believes they should be BIGGER in revolutionary thought
- Ralf Rangnick joined Manchester United as their interim manager last week
- The 63-year-old has mentored the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel
- Rangnick says the size of goals should be reconsidered as people are taller
- He also believes the Covid-enforced rule of using five substitutes should stay
Ralf Rangnick is known to want to change the size of goals to make them bigger – and he also thinks the five substitutes role should be here to stay.
The new Manchester United interim manager is something of a mentor in German football, having known to have helped the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel early on in their careers.
Rangnick won his first game in charge of United on Sunday against Crystal Palace and the 63-year-old German is a revolutionary when it comes to ideas for the future of football too.
Ralf Rangnick is known to want to change the size of football goals to make them bigger
The new Man Utd boss is a revolutionary when it comes to ideas for the future of football
He has previously said: ‘I believe we should discuss an issue I brought up 15 years ago. Are the dimensions of the goal still reasonable?
‘When the goal was defined to be 2.44m high and 7.32m wide, the average person – and that includes goalkeepers – was 10cm shorter.’
‘If you made the goal 30cm wider and 20cm higher, you would certainly see a few more goals.’
The German also believes that the Covid-enforced rule of increasing the amount of substitutes you can use per game from three to five should be here to stay.
The German also believes the Covid-enforced rule of using five substitutes should stay
‘It makes the game faster, reduces injuries and keeps the squad in better spirits,’ he added.
The United boss is set to rotate and make wholesale changes for tonight’s Champions League dead rubber against Young Boys at Old Trafford.
Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek will be in the starting XI with Jesse Lingard and Anthony Elanga also pushing for a starting spot.