"I can't remember some of our games in recent years that we created so many opportunities," says the German coach Explained in detail and precise - the effect is lean. Everything that Ralf Rangncik says makes sense, but it is inconsistent with the results of Manchester United, which was embarrassed on Friday night and ended the FA Cup competition in the fourth round.
The Red Devils are 19 points behind city rivals City in the Premier League, West Ham knocked them out of the League Cup early, they will play Atletico Madrid in the Champions League in the round of 16 of the Champions League, and they are left without a single real chance to win the cup season because they had to shoot penalties in the duel with the representative of the Championship.
And they failed. Although, an experienced expert assures that everything should have been resolved before the penalties "There are two angles of criticism that we have to face. First: we missed a large number of 100% chances, we had 22 shots from the penalty area, ten great opportunities and it could easily have been 3-0 by the end of the first half."
"And to win in the end 6: 1 or 6: 2. Secondly: ten seconds before we conceded the equalizing goal, we did a perfect press in the opponent's half, we wasted time, but we didn't take the ball, and eight seconds later there were more Middlesbrough players in our penalty area, "Rangnick explained.
He cannot be surprised that the offensive potential of his team has not been valorized. "I can't remember some of Manchester's games in recent years that we created so many opportunities: 30 shots on goal, and in the end we didn't get what we wanted, even though we dominated most of the match."
"There were other teams that struggled with lower-ranked teams, and the fact that we didn't win means that this was a chance to win the trophy this season."
Jesse Lingard and Ralf Rangnick
After all, the question arises whether they will have to work as a general in the team.
"I do not know. It doesn't seem necessary to me. Overall, we have significantly improved the team and team releases over the last few weeks. " The public in Egland in the previous days was buzzing about the alleged misunderstanding between the coach and Jesse Lingard.
"We have to look to the future. No problem between Lingard and me. And he knows that I was willing to let him go if the Mason Greenwood thing hadn't happened." "I am very pleased that he is at my disposal and will be in the competition for the match with Burnley," added the Manchester United strategist.