Following Manchester United draw with Newcastle United, the head coach of the club Ralf Rangnick has insisted that there was nothing wrong with his formation and no one should criticize the formation he deployed.
Ralf Rangnick Defends his Formation and Tactics against Newcastle United
While highlighting Edinson Cavani’s equalizer, he said his formation for the draw at St James’ Park was not a bad one. Ragnuck said: “Obviously, we were one goal behind so we needed a goal and we had to take more risks so we brought Edinson Cavani and Jadon Sancho on to play in a 4-1-3-2. In some situations, including the goal we scored, we were good.”
He also said: “Edinson has two other good chances to score and with him, we had another striker who was dangerous in front of goal. Today, it was not a question of formation it was a question of how aggressive we were. It was a question of energy and, in those areas, we need to get better, including what we were doing when we have the ball.”
Rangnick also said he knows the team needs to get better and get more physical and more precise when they have the ball. He said he was not happy with the performance of the players when they are with the ball or when they had to press and counter-press. The manager said It’s about sprinting, about energy and what kind of energy mode do they play with the ball and against the ball.
Manchester United has another game in three days, they will play against a Burnley, and then another, four days later, they will play Wolves at home. Rangnick concluded by saying: “We can do better, I know the players can play better than we did today, but we have to do it and sustainably do it on the pitch in those two home games if we want to get the points.”