Ralf Rangnick reveals how Manchester United annoyed him vs Young Boys

Ralf Rangnick reveals how Manchester United annoyed him vs Young Boys

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has said that the way his side gave away the goal to Young Boys was ‘annoying’.

Man United settled in a 1-1 draw against the Switzerland side at Old Trafford on Wednesday night in the Champions League.

Mason Greenwood opened the scoring early in the game with a volley, thanks to a precise cross from Luke Shaw.

But before the halftime whistle, Young Boys responded back after Fabian Rieder strike was good enough to beat Dean Henderson from outside the penalty box.

Manchester United had some chances to keep their lead safe but their poor decisions in the final third cost them the win.

Regardless, Rangnick still thinks United were lucky not to have conceded more goals.

“What was a bit annoying was the way we gave the goal away,” Rangnick told BT Sport.

“We played too many balls into the first line of their pressing area — we could’ve cleared the ball easily. Whenever we played the ball into the second or third line we were always dangerous.

Mason Greenwood scored Manchester United's goal vs Young Boys
Mason Greenwood scored Manchester United’s goal vs Young Boys

“I told them that before the game but they still played in that situation. Five metre pass, they were just waiting for that ball. It was more or less a pressing invitation that we sent.”

Manchester United did not pressed anything near to how they pressed Crystal Palace in the first half at Old Trafford last weekend.

Rangnick was aware the players in his much-rotated squad haven’t trained enough together but still believed his side’s first half display was ‘quite’ ok.

“I was fully aware before the game that this team, they haven’t played together – not only with regards to formation but also as a team,” Rangnick added.

“The first half hour I think we did quite ok. We had a few unforced errors even if those thirty minutes.

“After we conceded the equaliser we were not defending high enough, not proactive enough and we could have conceded two or three goals.”

Manchester United will face Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday and will look to extend their four-match unbeaten run to five.