Elanga was fouled in the build up to Atletico’s goal

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Ralf Rangnick believes Anthony Elanga was fouled in the build up to Atletico Madrid’s goal but quickly shift focus on finishing top four in the Premier League.

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick stated that his forward Anthony Elanga was fouled in the build up to Atletico Madrid’s goal.

Manchester United crashed out of Champions League following their 1-0 defeat to Spanish side Atletico Madrid in the return leg of the competition.

Speaking after the game Rangnick expressed his frustration and believe the goal should have stood but insisted the referee and the linesman didn’t see it that way.

“We started the game exactly the way that we wanted to play it, energetically”, Rangnick said after the match.

From the very first minute, we were in control of the game. We could have scored an early goal, when we hit the crossbar and there were two or three other good moments in the first half. But, unfortunately, we were not able to convert that energy into one or two goals in the first half, which would have been highly important, to score the first goal ourselves. And then we conceded that one transitional moment shortly before half-time and this didn’t make our life any easier.

“I still believe there was a foul on Anthony Elanga a little bit before that counter-attack moment but the referee and linesman didn’t see it that way.”

Rangnick shift focus on finishing on this highest positive level with his Manchester United team.

It looks tough on the Premier league table as the Red Devils are way behind Arsenal in the top four race.

“Right now, to think about how can we close the gap to the top teams, is, for me, too early. My focus is on finishing on the highest possible level with this team and then there is enough time to speak about other things.”

“We also have to be realistic. To achieve that, we have to win six, if not seven, of the games and win away at Arsenal. It’s not an easy thing to achieve, at the end, but we will try hard and our very best to finish fourth at the end of the season.

“Whatever happens, our job now, together with the fantastic supporters, the fans were fantastic today, is to finish this season on the best and highest possible note.”




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