Manchester United’s performances this season have been abysmal. The amount of unforced errors we commit each week is baffling.
That is one of the reasons we were out of the title race before it even began and currently sit 17th after 19 games played. While it is all very depressing, it’s worth keeping faith because the teams around us keep dropping points.
That is what Ralf Rangnick needs to tell his players, amid claims there is a crisis in the dressing room, which the boss took time to address earlier.
They need to start listening to his advice and work harder. It was pathetic to watch Wolves boss us for 90 minutes on Monday night and Aston Villa will do the same if we allow them.
Rangnick also has midfield problems to worry about — like the manager had before him — but he must find a fix within the squad unless the club give him money to spend in January.
United are still missing a defensive midfielder as it is clear to see that Nemanja Matic doesn’t have the legs to play every week.
“It doesn’t help if there is a profile missing,” Rangnick said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News. “We need to work with the players we have. We have shown we are able to keep clean sheets with these players, but it’s what we’re doing with and without the ball. We had too many turnovers in that game. We shouldn’t make it too easy for the other teams when we have the ball. It’s about responsible decision-making at the right moment.”
Rangnick also stressed that United need to stop making life so easy for the opposition.
On Monday night, the Reds kept giving the ball away to Wolves and that is why they created so many chances at Old Trafford. We just put it on a plate for them.