Ralf Rangnick branded perfect manager to improve Manchester United
Manchester United’s players came in for criticism following their performance at Newcastle as some familiar traits from earlier in the season were on show.
Manchester United’s players have been told to “get on with it” as Ralf Rangnick looks to improve the fortunes of the club.
United’s players came in for criticism last week following their lacklustre showing against Newcastle, with pundits claiming they could still see the same issues within the side that ultimately saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacked as manager.
Gary Neville blasted his former club’s squad for “whinging” at St James’ Park, and picked out Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo in particular for not acknowledging the travelling supporters at the end of the game.
United came up with a response a few days later as they produced their best performance under Rangnick so far, comfortably beating Burnley 3-1 at Old Trafford.
The German was visibly happier with the display than he had been at Newcastle, and he remains unbeaten since being appointed interim manager at the start of December.
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And former Leeds midfielder Noel Whelan has told United’s players they need to listen to their new manager now in order to avoid any of the embarrassing defeats suffered earlier in the season.
“There are a lot of snowflakes out there as well these days,” Whelan told Football Insider.
“Players expect a lot of money to come in, just do enough and then go out and play the game. No, it’s not like that.
“When you’ve got a club the size of Manchester United that have played and put in certain performances they’ve had to watch and been part of, they must know themselves lots of hard work is needed to be done to improve that team.
“They didn’t have an identity and didn’t have any way of playing. Now you’ve got a manager who is trying to give them all that and make them better players.
“He’s trying to make them more competitive to get them closer to Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool. When they played them, they were all over the place. It was embarrassing at times.
“There wasn’t an identity, there wasn’t a structure to their play. Now you’ve got someone in that is not afraid of these big names. He’s going to work them and make them better.
“Get on with it and you won’t have any more embarrassing days out.”