Moving on the lawn of Newcastle on Monday, after two weeks without competition, Manchester United took only one point against the penultimate of the standings (1-1). The performance of Ralf Rangnick’s players was very disappointing.
Like his team, Ronaldo did not shine against Newcastle
The cut did not do Manchester United good. After two weeks without competition following the postponements of two games due to Covid-19, the Mancunian players took only one point on Monday night on the lawn of Newcastle (1-1), the penultimate of the standings, while they remained on three wins in the Premier League against Arsenal (3-2), Crystal Palace (1-0) and Norwich (1-0).
Very disappointing for 90 minutes, the Red Devils greatly annoyed their trainer Ralf Rangnick. I did not like the performance at all, launched the Mancunian coach after the meeting. We didn’t control the game except for a few moments. It’s all about energy and physics on the second balloons. And, in all of these areas, we were not at our best.
Varane in difficulty, Cavani saves a point
Faced with the over-motivated Magpies in front of their audience, the Mancunians were quickly jostled. Like Raphal Varane, back as the holder following an injury contracted at the beginning of November, which returned the ball to his opponents on the action which led to the opening of the score of Allan Saint-Maximin (7th). The Frenchman had a very complicated return to competition, but he was not helped by a feverish Harry Maguire and a duo Fred-McTominay who did not manage to stop the opposing waves.
And what about the collective performance of Rangnick players? Not much. The Red Devils were harmless for the first 45 minutes. If the second period was a little better, it was especially the equalization of Edinson Cavani (71st), between the break, which allowed MU to leave with a point in the suitcases. Because Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, they particularly had to and did not fail to display their annoyance on the lawn.
G. Neville – a bunch of whiners
It is devastating for young players when the top two players look at all the other players as if they are not good enough. , launched former Manchester United defender Gary Neville on Sky Sports. They haven’t done a single thing right as a team, and not a single player can go and say that he did his job, or even that he did himself justice. They’re complaining about each other … a bunch of whiners.
Rangnick, who admitted his team had had a problem with aggression, expects a reaction in Thursday’s next game against Burnley: We need to be better and not look for excuses. We will have to do much better. It is essential if Manchester United wants to stay in the fight for the Top 4. Septimius with two games late, MU has 7 points less than Arsenal, fourth.
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