Manchester United interim coach Ralf Rangnick said Mason Greenwood was not ‘outstanding’ against Wolves but he was one of the ‘better’ players on the pitch.
Man United were humbled 1-0 at Old Trafford by Wolves after Joao Moutinho’s late strike made the difference.
United were outplayed in the first half and were limited to only two shots on target in the entire game, thanks to a well-organised Wolverhampton side.
The visiting side took the game at Manchester United and went close to getting the breakthrough on several occasions in the first half but David de Gea was equal to the tasks.
It was a collective dreadful performance from Manchester United and while Rangnick agrees, he thinks Greenwood was one of the best performers on the pitch.
“His [Mason Greenwood] effort and performance was not outstanding but at least he was one of the better players today,” said Rangnick.
The Manchester United interim manager was ‘very’ disappointed with his side’s performance against Wolves and explained why he had to change formation to a back three.
“Very disappointed, like the players,” Ralf Rangnick told BBC. “We knew it could be a complicated game because the Wolves with a back five are very flexible in midfield. In the first half we were struggling.
“We had too many easy turnovers, too many unforced errors and too many giveaways. That didn’t make the job any easier for us and that is why we changed to a back three.”
Manchester United after tonight’s 1-0 defeat to Wolves are four points off the top-four with a game in hand.
But regardless, the German boss is refusing to promise that his side would finish in the top-four, given today’s dire performance.
“I cannot make any guarantees,” he added. “Look at today’s performance if I say we are 100% convinced we will finish in the top four I don’t know if people will believe that.
“For me it is about taking the next steps and getting better.”