Manchester United has not yet fully appeared promising under the auspices of the new coach, Ralf Rangnick . In the last match or week 19 of the Premier League, they were only able to draw 1-1 against Newcastle United, Tuesday (12/28/2021) early morning hrs.
First minor Premier League result since Ralf Rangnick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. In that match, Newcastle United took the lead through Allan Saint-Maximin in the seventh minute.
However, the Red Devils could only equalize in the 71st minute through the action of Edinson Cavani. The draw makes Man United stuck in seventh place in the Premier League standings with 28 points from 17 matches. As for Newcastle slumped in 19th position with 11 points from 19 matches.
The interim coach of Manchester United was disappointed after his team could only draw against Newcastle in the Premier League. Rangnick assesses his team still often make mistakes.
Many factors make Manchester United like they are still playing windy. It became homework for Ralf Rangnick to quickly find a special team mix and immediately move to the top of the standings.
It could be that Man United was thrown out of the competition for a ticket to the Champions League next season, if their performance is still as it is today.
Do Many Elementary Mistakes
Rangnick is not satisfied with the performance shown by Manchester United. He assessed that his team still often makes mistakes that are self-defeating.
“Our biggest problem was the mistakes we made, losing the ball, our own mistakes when we had the ball, we lost the ball a lot,” Rangnick told the club’s official website recently.
in important moments and that’s the problem.
Ralf Rangnick’s Manchester United line was also not too sharp. Of the four matches, the Red Devils Team was only able to score one goal per game.
MU won 1-0 over Crystal Palace and Norwich City, and drew 1-1 against Young Boys (Champions League) and Newcastle United.
This situation is somewhat different from the era of Michael Carrick. Manchester United has scored six goals in three games played. In fact, the opponents they face are relatively difficult, such as Villarreal, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Not only that, all the goals scored by Manchester United occurred in the second half. This shows that MU players are still having trouble understanding the style of play that Ralf Rangnick wants.
The German manager denied that it was difficult for Manchester United players to apply the tactics he wanted on the field. Ralf Rangnick assesses MU players are less aggressive in penetrating the opponent’s defense.
It’s a matter of energy and, in that area, we have to be better, including what we do with the ball,” said Rangnick.
“Even when we had the ball we had too many giveaways, including that goal and, if you concede in the 7th minute at St James’ Park, then things get more complicated.”
Cristiano Ronaldo Is Often Angry
The main star of Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo is indeed the focus on the front lines of the Red Devils team. Since signing from Juventus last summer, he has not finished as a deadly striker.
His work with Manchester United this season, he has scored seven goals and two assists in the last 14 matches in the Premier League. While in the Champions League, Ronaldo recorded six goals from five matches in the group stage.
But Ronaldo can also be a burden to his team. His desire and ambition is indeed very high to win a match. But if the situation doesn’t go as expected, he turns emotional and often looks angry.
One of them was when Man United were massacred by Liverpool 1-4 at Old Trafford, Cristiano Ronaldo was so disappointed and angry that he committed a hard foul on opposing players.
The draw against Newcastle yesterday made Man United stuck in seventh place in the Premier League standings with 28 points from 17 matches. As for Newcastle slumped in 19th position with 11 points from 19 matches.
Former Manchester United right-back Gary Neville criticized Bruno Fernandes after the match against Newcastle which ended in a draw. The Portuguese player was even called by Gary Neville as a spoiled player.
When speaking on Sky Sports, Neville briefly criticized Cristiano Ronaldo’s behavior after the game ended. Now, he also criticized Fernandes’ attitude on the pitch.
Gary Neville admits that Bruno Fernandes as well as Cristiano Ronaldo have shown an attitude that is not exemplary by other players.
“There’s also Fernandes whining. They are two senior players.
“Cavani didn’t do it. I don’t think Cavani wilted in front of Ronaldo or Fernandes, I think he defended them and helped other young players on the pitch. He was needed on the pitch.”