Ralf Rangnick react to Fernandes’ goal, Brentford win, gives Sancho & and Maguire update

Ralf Rangnick react to Fernandes' goal, Brentford win, gives Sancho & and Maguire update

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick reacts to Bruno Fernandes’ goal against Brentford and gave updates on Jadon Sancho and Harry Maguire.

Man United successfully bounced back to winning ways and it came in style, following their commanding 3-0 win over Brentford.

Fernandes opened the scoring in the first half with a beautiful volley. That was his tenth goal in all competitions this season, having gone many games without a goal or an assist.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored United’s second goal and his 24th goal of the season in the second half from the penalty spot. Late in the game, Raphael Varane scored United’s last goal after getting on the end of Alex Telles’ corner kick.

Ralf Rangnick was pleased with Fernandes after he successfully found the back of the net after many games without a goal.

“I was very happy that Bruno Fernandes scored and he had a better performance than in the last couple of games,” Rangnikc told BBC. “That was an important issue for the development of the game tonight.”

The German boss believes Manchester United were in control of the game against Brentford and hails United’s ball possession against The Bees as one of The Red Devils’ best this year.

Rangnick would go on to laud the impact Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata made in the midfield, but agreed that his players played loads of back passes that could have been chances created if they played them differently.

“We were in control for most parts,” Rangnick told Sky Sports. “In possession that was one of our best performances this year. It was the type of performance we wanted to show to our supporters.

Ralf Rangnick was pleased Bruno Fernandes scored against Brentford
Ralf Rangnick was pleased Bruno Fernandes scored against Brentford

“We played with Juan Mata and Nemanja Matić and that gave us some quality in midfield. It was not too easy for Brentford to take the ball away from us. In the first half we played too many square and back passes but in general, it was a good performance.”

The former RB Leipzig boss also confirmed that Harry Maguire could return to action before the season ends but ruled Jadon Sancho out of the season.

Sancho missed United’s last two matches against Chelsea and Brentford due to illness and it’s increasingly likely that the former Dortmund forward’s last game of the season would be against Arsenal.

Rangnick told BBC: “With Jadon [Sancho] it’s unlikely [he’ll play again this season]. He was in hospital until this afternoon. Harry Maguire might be available again.”