Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick was subjected to questioning on the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, which he described as ‘a human disaster’.
The German, who has worked in Russia at Lokomotiv Moscow, spoke to the media ahead of United’s clash with Watford in the Premier League.
Rangnick’s press conference was held after the club announced they had terminated a sponsorship deal with Russian airline Aeroflot.
On top of that, UEFA announced that they have moved the Champions League final from Saint Petersburg to Paris.
He said (via talkSPORT): “Everybody has the same opinion about what’s happening there.
“This is a human disaster what’s happened there for all of the people involved.
“Right now, as far as I can tell, the situation in Russia and especially in Moscow is relatively safe but that doesn’t change the whole situation which is desperately sad.
“When I watch TV in the morning or the evening I still cannot believe what I see there.
“It’s a terrible situation and I very, very much hope that politicians all over the world can help de-escalate the situation and finish with those kind of things that are happening there.”
🗣 "It's desperately sad. It's a human disaster."
Ralf Rangnick speaks about the situation happening in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/7m5iIajiJ1
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Watford come to Old Trafford on Saturday during a time football seems irrelevant.