What would be considered a successful season for Ralf Rangnick? See what he has been told

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Ralf Rangnick has been told his Manchester United side have to win a trophy and finish in the top four to be considered a success at the end of the season.

The German coach takes over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim basis, after a disastrous start to the season, which left United with one win in eight Permier League matches.

Rangnick kicked off his reign with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace last weekend, and United now trail league leaders, Manchester City, by 11 points, and three behind fourth-placed West Ham.

But with the team still in the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup, there’s still a strong chance of winning some silverware this season, and Gary Neville, is optimistic about it.

He told Sky Sports, “I think if you are being sensible then top four is the target.

“What has happened already this season means they cannot win the league. I don’t think they are good enough anyway.

“But I think they can certainly have a good season and finish in the top four. It would be incredible if they could win one of the cups. That would be a fantastic season for Ralf Rangnick.

“That would be great success.”

United play Young Boys in our final Champions League group game on Wednesday, and kick off their FA Cup campaign on January 8.