Ralf Rangnick tells Manchester United two things to expect vs Atletico Madrid

Ralf Rangnick tells Manchester United two things to expect vs Atletico Madrid

Ralf Rangnick has warned his Manchester United players that they will have to be mentally and physically prepared when they face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

Man United will play visitors against Atletico on Wednesday in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.

Rangnick has warned that the Spanish side play with ’emotion’ and ‘energy’, thanks to Diego Simeone’s influence, who he hailed as one of the best emotional managers in Europe.

Atleti have been in sceptical form in recent weeks, recently losing 1-0 at home to 20th-placed Levante in La Liga but Ralf Rangnick, who guided Manchester United back to winning ways last week, isn’t prepared on taking it lightly with Atletico Madrid.

“He has won trophies with a clear identity, with a recognisable play style,” said Rangnick. “I don’t think this has changed in the last years.

Ralf Rangnick hails Diego Simeone as one of the best emotional managers in Europe
Ralf Rangnick hails Diego Simeone as one of the best emotional managers in Europe
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“They [Atletico] are always an emotional side and this reflects the character of the manager.

Diego Simeone is probably one of the best emotional managers in Europe. The style of the way his teams have always performed reflects those emotions that he brings to the team.

“We need to match the levels of energy and emotion in both games. It will be physical, it will be emotional and we will have to be mentally strong in both games. I will try to prepare our team for that challenge.”

According to Marca, Diego Simeone is planning on starting the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez on the bench vs Manchester United at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday.