Ralf Rangnick criticizes Manchester United: No one in the Premier League has conceded goals like this | Football news
Ralf Rangnick is losing patience with his Man Utd players, criticizing their physicality and admitting no one in the Premier League has conceded a goal like them.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his hat-trick with a stunning free-kick to rescue one 3-2 win for Man Utd past Norwich but it was another poor performance for the team.
Norwich created many chances throughout the afternoon and scored more than one goal in an away game, a third this season. Kieran Dowell headed home Teemu Pukki past David de Gea in first-half injury time, and then the Finland striker broke the offside trap to equalize in the seventh minute in the second minute.
Rangnick said: “If you look at the two goals we conceded, especially the first one, we had the ball from the side but we weren’t physically fit, but we didn’t.
“For me, it’s too easy, and that’s why we’re probably the only team in the league to concede goals like this.”
He added: “We should have defended in a smarter way and didn’t give them two or three transitions playing three versus two or four versus two. To be honest, Norwich could be. scored earlier than we conceded the first.” We should have conceded a goal sooner than that and that’s why I’m not really happy with our performance when we weren’t in possession. “
Ronaldo’s 25-yard thunderbolt free-kick winner with 15 minutes left restored some good feeling around the pitch, and put the hosts right back in the fray to finish in second place. fourth position. They are only 3 points behind the 4th ranked team Tottenham.
Rangnick said: “If I just think about the games since I arrived, how many games were we leading 1-0 and leading 2-0 and only got one point in the end. I mean, this is easy. It was easy six, eight points which we could have easily had more, but this brings us back to the same situation where we didn’t defend well enough in times like these. [had it not been for] David de Gea with a brilliant save we should have gone 3-2 and then probably lost the game and this shouldn’t have happened.
“If you want to defend properly in this tournament, you just have to be physically fit, you shouldn’t let them overtake you and cross our lane like that. That’s what this team hasn’t done well enough, and that’s why Mathematically we’re still in the race but we should have easily got eight more points.”
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Rangnick has admitted his side could be in for a long evening if they repeat the form from the Norwich win.
“I mean, people watched the game today,” Rangnick said. “We all know which team we’ll be playing against on Tuesday.
“They won Man City today, reached the final of the FA Cup. Finally, they may have a chance to win four trophies this season.
“If we play like we played today, it will be very, very difficult to get points out of this game and this is something we have to be realistically aware of.
“So we need to raise our own level and standards. Maybe Fred and Scott (McTominay) won’t be back, Raphael Varane will also be a tight race for Tuesday’s game. Cho. So far he has not trained with the team.
“We have to know that the players we have today, we will drive to Liverpool and just take whatever it is from that game.
“If possible, we need three points. It can happen in football, it has happened before.
“But we have to be realistic, we have to play a lot better if Liverpool hold the ball more than we did today.”
Rangnick on Pogba boos: No targeting of individuals allowed
Ralf Rangnick insists it is not right to target individuals after Paul Pogba was booed on the pitch by some Manchester United supporters during Saturday’s 3-2 Premier League win over Norwich.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick at Old Trafford has boosted United’s hopes of a top-four finish after defeats against rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, the result cast a shadow over another poor performance and the home fans weren’t afraid to voice their displeasure.
Pogba, whose contract was out of contract at United at the end of the season, returned to the starting line-up but managed to make an impact against the bottom of the Premier League table and was replaced by Juan Mata in the 74th minute with a 2-2 scoreline.
The United midfielder was then mocked as he left the pitch before poking his ear into a particularly crucial corner as he made his way down the tunnel full-time.
Although Rangnick admitted he didn’t hear boos from some of his disgruntled supporters, he insisted he disagreed with their actions.
Rangnick said: “I can understand if the fans are disappointed and disappointed – so are we. Things have stayed, as far as I know, peaceful all this time.
“I don’t think it’s reasonable to take on and target any individual or player because it’s a collective responsibility.”