ManchesterUnited is determined to get up in the rest of the 2021/2022 competition, especially being able to return to the Champions League. It is known that the Red Devils team had just been eliminated in the Champions League by Atletico Madrid in the round of 16.
Manchester United lost 0-1 to Atletico Madrid in the second leg at Old Trafford Stadium, Wednesday (16/3/2022) early morning WIB. Renan Lodi was the decisive factor in Atletico’s victory at Man United’s headquarters.
The Brazilian player scored David de Gea’s goal in the 41st minute. This defeat also made the Red Devils camp fail to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2021/22 Champions League. MU lost by an aggregate score of 1-2.
Now the only way for Manchester United to return to the Champions League next season is to seal the fourth position of the 2021/2022 Premier League standings. They have to compete with other teams, especially Arsenal, who have a bigger advantage.
Manager Ralf Rangnick demanded the Red Devils to immediately get up and pursue targets in the rest of the season. It was admitted that Manchester United can still do it .
Main Target – After MU was eliminated from the Champions League, Rangnick demanded his team immediately shift focus to the Premier League. The Red Devils must finish in the top four at the end of the season.
“We still have nine games to play in the Premier League. We will try to finish the season at the highest possible level,” Rangnick told BT Sport.
“We want to qualify for the Champions League again and we are fully aware that to do that we have to win most of those nine games,” he said.
Focus – The German coach is also fully aware that MU is lagging behind other top Premier League teams such as Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea. However, his focus right now was not on cutting the distance with them.
“At the moment to think about how we can close the gap with the top teams is still too early,” he continued.
“My focus is to finish the season at the highest possible level with this team, then we can talk about other things,” said the German.