Scott McTominay revealed what Ralf Rangnick told squad before Burnley victory

Scott McTominay revealed what Ralf Rangnick told squad before Burnley victory

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has revealed that Ralf Rangnick told the players that they need to get into Burnley’s penalty box more and get more involved with crosses into the area.

And the Red Devils did just that, given how many chances Scott McTominay had on goal, plus Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood getting decent touches inside’s Burnley’s box.

Man United needed a reaction after their rancid performance against Newcastle United and they did just that against Burnley on Thursday night.

McTominay opened the scoring just on the edge of the penalty area with a beautiful strike. Thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo for providing the assist.

United in a few minutes later got their second goal after Ben Mee obstructed Jadon Sancho’s effort, who had already had a great run into the box from the left wing.

Midway through the first half, McTominay had a superb strike just outside the penalty box again but Burnley goalie’s prevented it from entering the post, hitting the crossbar but that didn’t push the ball far away from danger, gifting Ronaldo the chance to tap it in.

A few minutes later, Aaron Lennon pulled a goal back after benefiting from an Eric Bailly error.

Both sides failed to get on the score sheet in the second half and McTominay revealed Rangnick’s plan worked best in the first half.

The Scot also said the criticism the squad received after their poor display against Newcastle United was what gave them the motivation to get a response against Burnley.

Scott McTominay was excellent against Burnley

“The criticism after Newcastle was justified, we took it on board,” McTominay told MUTV.

“We’ve got the best fans in the world, the manager said that in the changing room before the game so we had to use that motivation and adrenaline to go and perform.

“We said it before the game, we need to get more bodies in the box and be more involved with getting crosses into the box. It felt like we did that in the first half. The message at half-time was to do that again.”

Manchester United occupy the 6th position with 31 points from 18 Premier League matches.

They will look to continue their unbeaten run since the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when they host Wolves at Old Trafford this weekend.