Manchester United manager, Ralf Rangnick , has suggested Premier League clubs to withdraw from the Carabao Cup in the future. According to him, the Carabao Cup event made the clubs’ schedules very busy.
Ralf Rangnick only joined Manchester United last month. However, he immediately gave extreme proposals to shake up the existing system.
Rangnick wants Premier League clubs excluded from the Carabao Cup. He described the competition as a platform for lower league teams to make extra money.
The German coach also suggested that FA Cup replay matches be canceled permanently, not just this season to ease the busy schedule due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“England is the only top league that plays two tournaments (FA Cup and Carabao Cup),” Rangnick said, as quoted by The Sun , Thursday (24/12/2021).
“This is something we can express and discuss. The League Cup is still being kept for third and fourth division teams in order to improve the financial situation of these clubs.”
“But, in the midst of a hectic schedule and so many games, this is something that has to be talked about and discussed,” added Ralf Rangnick .
Reason for Change in FA Cup
Ralf Rangnick also revealed the reason there was no need for a replay in the FA Cup, because it was too tiring for players and clubs.
“The other thing that needs to be discussed is the FA Cup and replay matches. That has been changed and of course it’s good,” said Rangnick.
“In other countries you never have replay matches, that’s a topic to talk about,” Rangnick added.
Manchester United ready to return to play
Manchester United were knocked out of the 2021/2022 Carabao Cup in September 2021 following a 0-1 loss at home to West Ham.
Chelsea will face Tottenham Hotspur, while Liverpool will face Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semifinals. The match with a two-legged system will be held in January 2022.
On the other hand, Manchester United will return to play in the Premier League on Tuesday (27/12/2021), against Newcastle United. They returned to play after two matches were canceled due to the Covid-19 storm that hit the team.