The Red Devils, who are unbeaten in Rangnick’s first three games in charge, had their Saturday lunchtime match against Brighton postponed following a Covid-19 outbreak among their squad.
Their prior midweek clash with Brentford was also called off, so while those who have tested positive are self-isolating, the rest have an unexpected break.
United are not back in action until they visit Newcastle on the day after Boxing Day.
And Rangnick is spending some quality time at The Lowry Hotel with girlfriend Flor.
The pair have been dating for over a year, but the sighting of them together outside the five-star establishment is a rare one.
Flor was seen alongside Rangnick as he watched on from the stands during United’s win over Arsenal earlier this month.
However, she tends to stay away from the cameras while her 63-year-old man takes the limelight.
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Rangnick was a married man for over 40 years until he split with wife Gabriela in 2017.
They were childhood sweethearts in Germany, meeting at school, and together had two sons, Kevin and David.
They kept their divorce quiet for a year before making the news public, and still have an amicable relationship, so much so that they’ve since bought a house in Mallorca for the family.
“Each of us deserves the chance of a new life and a new partner,” Rangnick said at the time.
“Gaby and I have known each other for 42 years. She was 15 and I was 17 when we met at school.”
Rangnick is now embarking on a new life with Flor in the North West of England.
It’s one that has started positively, with United beating Crystal Palace and Norwich in the Premier League and drawing with Young Boys in Europe.