Rangnick reveals real reason why he criticises Cristiano Ronaldo

Rangnick reveals real reason why he criticises Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick takes the blame for the team’s poor end to the 2021/22 campaign

As quoted by the Daily Mail, Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick took the blame upon himself for failing to inspire the team to achieve their objectives for the 2021/22 season and implement his aggressive style of football, while also taking a swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo for his lack of pressing.

Rangnick was brought in late last year to guide the side to a top-four finish by the end of the campaign, but he has only managed to finish the season in sixth place in the Premier League table

This sees the Red Devils secure a UEFA Europa League spot for next term, alongside Arsenal, who ended in the fifth position

The interim boss admitted that the squad never came near to playing the aggressive and proactive style of football he would normally prefer.

The German said that he should have done better and developed the team in a more sustainable way in order to gain better results

“We never came near to that aggressive, pro-active football I’d normally want to do.

It has to do with physicality if you want to play like that. I should have done better and developed this team in a more sustainable way.”

Last night, the game against Crystal Palace was also Rangnick’s last match in charge of the club as the interim manager.

The 63-year-old will still be associated with the Old Trafford outfit by acting in a consultancy role, offering advice to the club hierarchy when and as needed.

“I am not blaming Cristiano at all”

His last game as head coach saw United fail to get going from the get-go, looking lethargic and short of creativity on the pitch.

It did not help that his main striker Cristiano Ronaldo was missing from the squad, having missed the final away trip of the season due to injury.

Rangnick used Ronaldo as an example of why he was not able to play his preferred style of football

“I am not blaming Cristiano at all, he did great in games, but he is not a pressing monster. Even when he was young, he wasn’t shouting, ‘The other team has the ball, where can we win balls?’”

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