Manchester United head coach Ralf Rangnick has revealed the reason why his side has been performing poorly. According to the German, he said disruptions caused by Covid-19 have impacted his progress since taking over at Manchester United.
Ralf Rangnick Blames Covud for United Poor Form
The 63-year-old has been unbeaten since taking over as Manchester United head coach but has not made significant progress in the team just yet. But he says the Covid outbreak that led to the closure of the club’s Carrington training base and the postponement of two games has complicated his work.
“Of course not,” Rangnick said when asked if he had achieved his targets. “Every coach, every ambitious coach – and there’s no difference between other coaches and myself in that area wants to take faster steps and larger steps forward. “But to do that, you need to be able to train.”
The former Leipzig coach said he ‘did not like Man Utd performance at all’ at Newcastle. After beating Crystal Palace and Norwich on either side of a Champions League draw with Young Boys in Rangnick’s first three matches, games at Brentford and home to Brighton were postponed because of several Covid cases at United.
They returned to action at Newcastle on Monday, with the coach admitting that he “did not like the performance at all” as his side escaped St James’ Park with a 1-1 draw.
He said: “The last three days, we were almost back to full strength about the size of the squad, but we couldn’t do that much in training,” he added before Thursday’s home match against Burnley.
He also said: “On the other hand, in those two-three training sessions, the team looked good and therefore in Monday’s game it was a bit of a negative surprise, the way that we played about game speed, game tempo, and physicality.”