Ralf Rangnick admits he was ‘pleased’ with four Manchester United stars after Burnley win

Ralf Rangnick admits he was 'pleased' with four Manchester United stars after Burnley win

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has claimed he was pleased with his attacking players against Burnley.

Man United reacted superbly to their 1-1 draw against Newcastle United after beating Burnley 3-1 at home on Thursday night.

Scott McTominay scored the opener with a beautiful curl, Ben Mee scored an own goal to gift United their second goal and a close-range effort from Cristiano Ronaldo meant Manchester United were three goals up midway through the first half.

Aaron Lennon pulled a goal back before halftime after an Eric Bailly error and that was the last goal reported at Old Trafford.

Rangnick was pleased with Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood for their work rate against the Clarets.

“As expected it was a very tough physical game against a team who play very physical,” Ralf Rangnick told Amazon.

“We also showed the qualities we have in our team. It was important today to raise the energy level.

“The whole team performance was a lot better, I was pleased with the performances of our wingers.

“Jadon [Sancho] did well and Mason [Greenwood]. Edi [Cavani] and Cristiano [Ronaldo], the work effort was amazing.”

Ralf Rangnick was pleased with Manchester United's attacking players vs Burnley
Ralf Rangnick was pleased with Manchester United’s attacking players vs Burnley

Rangnick also reserved special praise for Scott McTominay, who was clearly the best player on the pitch, and was also ‘very happy’ the Scot could feature against Burnley despite suffering an ankle issue against Newcastle.

“Of course, I was very happy he [McTominay] could play, we only decided that this afternoon because of his ankle injury he collected in the game against Newcastle, so it was good to have him in the team,” said Rangnick.