Ralf Rangnick tore into Arsenal legend with "biggest b*****ing" for eating kebab

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick once tore into an Arsenal legend with the "biggest b*****ing in the world" for eating a kebab.

United chiefs are hoping Rangnick will install some discipline into his new side on the pitch, with their stars looking far from being a team so far this season.

It seems he will lay down the law off it too if his reign at German side Hannover 96 is anything to go by.

Rangnick was their manager from 2001-04, at which time former Gunner Per Mertesacker was breaking through at the start of his career – and he quickly learned how to be a pro.

After Rangnick was appointed by the Red Devils, Mertesacker recalled: "Where I used to have nutrition setbacks – like eating a donor kebab in the classrooms and the next day I got the biggest b*****ing in the world.

"I remember it to this day.

"He said: 'If you do that again and don't take care of your nutrition, you'll be gone.'

"These moments when a coach and a mentor gives you the right triggers, you quickly learn from them."

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The ex-Germany international clearly benefitted from the advice, as he went on to have a successful career.

His performances at the 2006 World Cup earned him a £5m move to Werder Bremen, where he went on to come up against Rangnick's Hoffenheim side.

It was in 2011 when Mertesacker switched the Bundesliga for the Premier League and a seven-year stint at the Emirates followed.

Since retirement Mertesacker has become the manager of the Arsenal Academy.

He may have been reunited with Rangnick who watched on from the stands when the Gunners took on United last week.

The German coach was victorious in his first match in charge, beating Crystal Palace 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

United fans had been critical of his first line-up before kick-off, but Fred's second-half strike secured all three points.

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