Rangnick slam United players after defeat

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Ralf Rangnick slams United players for being lazy against Liverpool says they didn’t do anything in first half of the game.

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick slams United players lack of being physical and athletic enough against Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds dominated the game in the entire first half of the match as United didn’t get a shot before the half time whistle.

United started the game with Marcus Rashford up front and Phil Jones starting in a back three.

The Red Devils conceded an early goal just 5 minutes into the game with Luis Diaz effort and second goal through Mo Salah.

Rangnick who felt disappointed with the result admits his players didn’t even make effort in the first half of the game.

“They are one of the best teams in the world and we are just not physical or athletic enough. Against teams like this, if you want to cause them problems, you have to have a few counter-attacking moments yourself but we couldn’t and that’s why we lost 4-0.

“I’m pretty sure any of the players in the starting XI knew about the importance of the game – not only with regard to the league table but also with regard to our fans and supporters.

“To be able to get something out of a game like this you have to be on them. You have to attack them and cause them problems. In the first half we didn’t do that at all, in the second we did for 25 minutes.”

He added that to concede an early goal in the game was not in the game plan as he claims the instruction was not to play highline in order not to open space for Liverpool’s attackers.

“The goal we conceded after six minutes was not part of the game plan. To be that high up and to open up that much space for one of the biggest strengths this Liverpool team has – the transitional moment – it was just ridiculous and we shouldn’t have done that.

“Then the early injury for Pogba. We didn’t have many natural ball winners to start with. That’s why we decided to play with a back five. We changed that at half-time, the first 25 minutes of the second half was better. Still we didn’t make a lot out of the moments we had in their half. At least it was a game that was open in the first 25 minutes [of the second half] and then the third goal that we conceded killed and finished the game off.”

 

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