Manchester United interim supervisor Ralf Rangnick admitted he “did not like” the efficiency of his gamers within the 1-1 draw with Newcastle.
The Pink Devils have been laboured for a lot of the sport at St James’ Park, and have been indebted to an outstanding late save from David de Gea – one which salvaged a degree from a sport that Newcastle will really feel they need to have received on the steadiness of play.
United struggled to place the Magpies, who’re within the relegation zone and low on confidence, below any sort of sustained strain, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford all struggling to get a foothold within the sport.
After the ultimate whistle, Rangnick admitted to Sky Sports activities that he was fairly unimpressed together with his gamers – and easily mentioned they need to do higher.
“No, I did not prefer it in any respect,” the German mentioned. “We have been attempting to get higher at controlling video games. Immediately we didn’t management the sport, aside from only a few moments, in any respect. It was all about power, about physicality, and who wins the second balls.
“In all these areas we weren’t at our greatest at present. Ultimately, we acquired a degree, that’s the good factor. However the general efficiency has to get higher.”
Requested if he felt United going and not using a sport in 16 days had impacted the efficiency, Rangnick continued: “It is also a query of rhythm however we should not search for excuses.
“We have to get higher, we have to get extra bodily and exact after we’re in possession of the ball, at present I used to be not pleased with our efficiency regardless of if we have been in possession of the ball or after we needed to press and counter-press.
“It is about sprinting, it is once more about power, in what sort of power mode will we play with the ball and in opposition to the ball.”
The purpose retains United in seventh, trailing a resurgent Arsenal – who presently occupy the ultimate Champions League qualification spot – by seven factors, though they do have two video games in hand after current video games in opposition to Brentford and Brighton have been referred to as off due to constructive Covid-19 exams.