Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has revealed that he told his players at halftime that they needed to increase the speed and intensity of the game against Norwich City.
Man United struggled to create many clear-cut chances against Norwich but eventually, they won the game thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty strike.
United failed to win the ball higher up the pitch at the Carrow Road, hence why the Reds struggled to create many goalscoring chances.
In the second half, fans expected the Red Devils to put out a much-improved performance but it would rather turn the opposite as it was Norwich, who looked more dangerous going forward.
Rangnick has revealed that he ordered his players to increase the speed of the game and their pressing but their performance after the interval showed the players didn’t thoroughly follow the German tactician’s instructions.
“From the start we controlled the game but didn’t always have the best possible solutions,” Ralf Rangnick told BBC.
“Defensively we did well, tactically in the first half we didn’t allow them to have too many shots or chances.
“At half-time I told the boys we needed to increase the speed and intensity of the game. The second half was a little bit better but at the end we were lucky to have a clean sheet and there were two or three clean sheets [saves] by David de Gea.
“We have conceded the highest amount of goals in the top ten. Now we have two clean sheets which is good but we still need to improve on that away, especially against physical teams or teams that attack high like Norwich did.”
Manchester United have now gone six games unbeaten and today’s win over Norwich means United have won their last three Premier League matches.
United will look to make it four wins in a row when they play visitors to Brentford on Tuesday.
Rangnick expects the game to be more tougher than what his team experienced at Norwich City this evening.
“In three days we have the next away game at Brentford and it won’t be any easier,” said Rangnick.