Ralf Rangnick commenced his managerial reign with a masterpiece 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Though Ralf commenced his managerial journey long ago, he joined Manchester United during the hectic season. Yet, Ralf managed the team, and the players bagged the match.
Altogether, this particular match lifted the team to sixth place with 24 points, three behind West Ham in the final Champions League berth.
“Patience was important, but we always tried to be on the front foot — that’s what I liked today.”
Details on Match and Ralf Rangnick
As a matter of fact, Ralf Rangnick initially joined Manchester United on 29 November 2021, while he had his first news conference on Friday. Not to mention, it was the second game of six in 13 days for United.
Following his interview on Friday, Ralf only had 48 hours to work with his players and manage their skills. The team registered the first home clean sheet during the match since April.
Overall, the team bagged the victory in the attacking third of the pitch 12 times. As for the drip of fact, Fred’s 77th-minute goal became the pivotal point to stack the game under United’s side.
The match indeed caused a massive roar from the home fans. After all, they made the goal with only three minutes on the clock.
Ralf Rangnick’s Take on the Game
Indeed, Ralf Rangnick stated his positive surprise over the victory. As per his decision, he sharpened the team’s control and pressure. Altogether, he had the decisive plan of 4-2-2-2.
As per him, the formation of two 10s is the most challenging and demanding position.
“I said in my first press conference; there are things we need to improve on, to get clean sheets, to get control of the game. What they showed was more than I expected, to be honest.”
“We were always trying to keep them away from goal. We wanted to play with two strikers and with two 10s to get more control in the center of midfield.”
“I must admit I was positively surprised. On Saturday, it was disgusting weather, and it was almost impossible to train in a focused manner. I didn’t expect them to play at that level after such a short amount of time.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 6, 2021
“It’s always easier to build on things after you’re successful. We must produce further clean sheets and get better at creating chances for our attack.”
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