Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has explained why he benched Marcus Rashford against Leicester City and rated United’s chances of finishing in the top-four.
Man United would play a 1-1 draw without Cristiano Ronaldo in the team, which has given many yet another perspective that the Portuguese icon isn’t a problem at Old Trafford.
With Ronaldo being out of the club, it was obvious that Marcus Rashford would start alongside Jadon Sancho and Anthony Elanga but it came as a jaw drop when Rangnick named Paul Pogba in the team ahead of the England international.
Rashford has struggled to make impact in games in recent months, which was something that played a role in backing the German tactician to pick Pogba instead.
Rangnick on not starting Rashford: “It is no secret that he was not full of confidence in the last couple of weeks. In training he is looking well but it was a question between Paul Pogba and Marcus, we went with Paul.”
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On Manchester United’s chances of finishing in the top-four after dropping two valuable points against Leicester City, Rangnick refuses to throw in the towel just yet.
Insisting that as long as it is still mathematically possible for Manchester United, then there is still hope.
Rangnick added: “As long as it [top four] is possible mathematically, it is possible.
“It is our job and duty to do our best to finish of the best on the best possible note.”